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Sallie (Shelton) Swink
Feb 28, 1880 - Aug 11, 1928

FORMER RESIDENT RICHLAND INTERRED THERE ON MONDAY

RICHLAND, Aug. 13.—Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Shelton Swink, aged 48 years, who died at her home in Dallas Saturday, were held here Monday afternoon with interment in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, W. W. Swink, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. W. B. Elkins, Waxahachie; Mrs. J. F. Smith, Crosbyton; one brother, C. B. Shelton, Mexia, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, August 13, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Walter Wilburn Swink married November 1909 d/o J. R. Shelton and Mamie (Sanders) Shelton per death certificate

Walter Wilburn Swink
Feb 19, 1885 - Dec 17, 1961

Walter Swink Rites Tuesday

Walter W. Swink, 66, formerly of Navarro county, died Sunday morning in Dallas.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Weiland-Merritt Chapel with Dr. W. A. Welch officiating.

Burial will be in the Richland Cemetery Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with Masons in charge of graveside rites.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle H. Swink, 5711 Victor, Dallas; two brothers, Roy L. Swink, Amarillo, and Ernest Swink, Keys, Okla., and other relatives.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct local arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, December 18, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Sallie (Shelton) Swink married November 1909 2nd wife Myrtie (Hannah) Swink buried in Grove Hill Memorial, Dallas, Tx. s/o William Pinkston Swink, Jr. and Alpha/Alfreda E. (Newman) Swink

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Walter Swink Services Held

Masons were in charge of graveside rites for Walter W. Swink Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Richland cemetery.

Earlier services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Weiland-Merritt Chapel with Dr. W. A. Welch officiating.

Mr. Swink, 66, formerly of Navarro county died Sunday in Dallas.

Survivors, other than his widow of Dallas, are two brothers, Roy L. Swink, Amarillo, and Ernest Swink, Keys, Okla., and other relatives.

Griffin directed local arrangements.

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Earl Lacy Swink
Mar 27, 1891 - Jul 2, 1937

San Antonio Man Found Dead Near Richland Friday

Earl Swink, aged about 50 years, of San Antonio, was found dead in his parked automobile on Highway 14, near the J. R. McCrary place at Richland about 9:30 o’clock Friday morning. He had apparently been dead about six hours. Constable W. G. Ivey and Justice of the Peace C. Healer immediately inaugurated an investigation into the case, but no coroner’s verdict had been returned shortly after noon Friday. The body was brought to the Corley Funeral Home and prepared for burial. Funeral arrangements are being held up pending the arrival of his wife from San Antonio.

It was stated that the car was seen early Friday morning, but passersby did not see Swink’s body and did not make an investigation.

Swink was born and reared in the Richland community, but had resided in San Antonio for the past several years. He had been visiting in the Richland community for the past few days.

Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Mills, San Antonio, and other relatives.

There was no evidence of foul play and it was believed he was stricken with a heart attack, officers said.

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Gillibelle "Gillie" (Welch) Young
Dec 2, 1885 - Apr 20, 1928

BARRY.

BARRY, April 26—(Spl.)—Mrs. Sam Young was laid to rest in the White Church cemetery Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted at Baptist church by Rev. Vaughn of Corsicana. She is survived by husband, father, one sister, Mrs. Joe Shivers, and a host of friends.

She will be greatly missed in this community for she was a consistent Christian and believed in letting her light shine by visiting the sick and helping those who needed assistance.

She was a member of the Baptist church services as long as her health permitted.

She had been in failing health for several months but remained up and going most of the time until she was operated on Saturday, April 14, which operation proved unsuccessful and she died the following Friday.

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N. E. Lowry, Mrs.
abt 1847 - Dec 25, 1928

AGED WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN BED WAS BURIED WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for N. E. Lowry, age 81 years, were held Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. E. Carraway, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist churches. Burial was in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Mrs. Lowry died at the home of her grandson, E. G. Thompson, of Currie. She was found dead in bed Tuesday morning by members of the family. She was thought to be in the best of health when she retired Monday night.

Mrs. Lowry had made her home in and near Corsicana many years. She is survived by a number of grandchildren, her own children having preceded her in death.

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Ella Love Estes
Sep 26, 1928 - Oct 19, 1928

Funeral For Little Child Held Friday

The three-week’s-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Estes who reside on the T. J. Worthington farm several miles north of town, died Friday morning at 2:30 o’clock and the funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the  Zion’s Rest cemetery.

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James Edward Harris
Sep 5, 1928 - Dec 24, 1928

Little Child Died Here Monday Night

James Edward Harris, three-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Harris, 906 North Eleventh street died Monday night at 10 o’clock and the funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon with interment in the  Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Sutherland Undertaking company had charge of the funeral.

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Romney Lyal Hammock
Jan 24, 1887 - Feb 24, 1928

Farmer Died North Corsicana Friday

Romley L. Hammock, farmer, aged 41 years, died at his home four miles north of Corsicana Friday morning at 1 o’clock and the remains were interred in the  Zion’s Rest cemetery Friday afternoon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, February 24, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (monument says middle initial is T—death certificate, draft record (Lyal)-census and obit have L.--)
  • h/o Gladys Leona (Bruce) Hammock

Otis Dean Jones
July 15, 1923 - Dec 18, 2016
 
Otis Dean Jones, 93, of Tyler passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. He was born July 15, 1923 in Angus to Azarah and Leola Nichols Jones.
Dean was a graduate of Mildred High School, Navarro Junior College and North Texas State University. He enlisted in the Texas National Guard at age 17, while still in high school. Due to an unexpected deployment on Nov. 25, 1940, he left school and became a full-time soldier in the Army. From 1940 to 1945, Dean saw action in seven countries and seven campaigns, including North Africa, the beaches of Salerno, Italy, the capture of Mount Artemisio, the beaches of St. Raphael and fighting in the Alsace Lorraine region of Northern France.
Dean was the director of Roadway Express, trucking firm in Tyler for 20 years. After retirement, he received his brokerage license and worked for J.O. Daugherty Real Estate. In the early 1980's, he returned to teaching, one of his great loves. He taught economics and history at John Tyler and Robert E. Lee High School. Dean married Gloria Mae Holloway on July 7, 1951. They raised three sons during their 47 years of marriage.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents, wife Gloria, infant son Carroll Dean Jones and brothers, Freddy and Buck Jones.
He is survived by his loving family including; Charlean Montgomery, his companion of twenty years, sons; Richard Jones, Micheal Jones, and David Jones, all of Tyler; sister, Lurleen Deaton of Fort Worth, daughter-in-laws, Cathy Humphries of Noonday and Karen Alexander of Chandler, grandchildren; Richard Jones, Jr., of Tyler, Alexandria and Christopher Watkins of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Justin Jones of Tyler; great granddaughter, Presley Watkins of Little Rock, Arkansas; niece Toni Vaughn of Corsicana, and nephew Fred Deaton of Fort Worth.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Graveside services with full military honors will follow at 2:30 p.m., at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, with Reverend Kathy S. Collier officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dean's sons and grandsons.
Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice or hospice.


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Tommie Lee (Mintz) Blue
Aug 22, 1958 - Dec 22, 2016
 
Tommie Lee Blue, 58 of Corsicana, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 after a 10 year battle with Mycosis Fungoides Cancer. She was born Aug. 22, 1958 in Corpus Christi to Albert A. and Letta Jane Mintz.
She graduated from Corsicana High School and attended Navarro College. She worked at State National Bank for many years. She retired from the Navarro County Sheriff's Department in January of this year after 26 years of service. She married the love of her life Wesley in 2005. They shared many adventures traveling, taking cruises and camping.
She was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Tory Cantu and brother-in-laws, Marvin Jones and Rick Knecht.
Tommie is survived by her husband, Wesley Blue; children, Jason Ruiz and wife Katie, Robyn Kittrell and husband Joe and Ryan Blue and wife Chasity; grandchildren, Addison Ruiz, Ty Cantu and wife Kirstie and Logan Gruver and great grandchild, Lee Cantu. She is also survived by her father and mother-in-law, M.H. and Ida Blue; sisters, Linda Jones, Darline Ratliff and husband Bill, Marie Knecht and Mary Flatt and husband Ron; brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Janette Blue; sister-in-law, Pam Travis; aunt, Edith Moreau; her four legged girls, Diva, Zoie and Abby along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 at Cowboy Church of Corsicana. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Donations may be made to: UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center P.O. Box 910888 Dallas, Texas 75391.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

 

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Tommie Lee Blue, 58 of Corsicana, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 after a 10 year battle with Mycosis Fungoides Cancer. She was born Aug. 22, 1958 in Corpus Christi to Albert A. and Letta Jane Mintz.
She graduated from Corsicana High School and attended Navarro College. She worked at State National Bank for many years. She retired from the Navarro County Sheriff's Department in January of this year after 26 years of service. She married the love of her life Wesley in 2005. They shared many adventures traveling, taking cruises and camping.
She was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Tory Cantu and brother-in-laws, Marvin Jones and Rick Knecht.
Tommie is survived by her husband, Wesley Blue; children, Jason Ruiz and wife Katie, Robyn Kittrell and husband Joe and Ryan Blue and wife Chasity; grandchildren, Addison Ruiz, Ty Cantu and wife Kirstie and Logan Gruver and great grandchild, Lee Cantu. She is also survived by her father and mother-in-law, M.H. and Ida Blue; sisters, Linda Jones, Darline Ratliff and husband Bill, Marie Knecht and Mary Flatt and husband Ron; brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Janette Blue; sister-in-law, Pam Travis; aunt, Edith Moreau; her four legged girls, Diva, Zoie and Abby along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 at Cowboy Church of Corsicana. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Donations may be made to: UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center P.O. Box 910888 Dallas, Texas 75391.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jerry Wayne Mask
Jan 10, 1946 - Dec 22, 2016

Jerry Wayne Mask, 70 passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. He was born Jan. 10, 1946 in Corsicana to Marshall Carvin Mask and Donna Yelonie Gilmore Mask.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Johnny R. Mask.
Jerry is survived by his children, Jerry L. Mask and Danny W. Mask; mother of his children, Linda Brown; one brother, Jimmy Mask; five grandchildren, Abigail Mask, Clara Mask, Emily Mask, Laura Mask, Julia Mask; sister-in-laws, Deborah Mask and Penny Mask; daughter-in-laws, Elizabeth Mask and Melissa Mask; nieces, Michelle Thompson, Crystal Evans and Shelly Masek; nephew, Randy Mask and cousins, Robert Fulsom and Mike Knight.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, December 24, 2016
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Linda Carol (Ray) Mask-Brown (div); s/o Marshall Carvin Mask & Donna Yelonie (Gilmore) Mask

Roy Kenneth Arnett
Dec 22, 1929 - Dec 2016

Roy Kenneth Arnett, 87 of Corsicana, passed away from a broken heart of losing the love of his life after 45 years. He was born Dec. 22, 1929 in Corsicana to Frank and Lena Arnett. Roy worked 35 years at Metzgers Dairy. He was a member of a Racing Homing Pigeons club for years. He enjoyed telling jokes and stories.
He is preceded in death by his wife Jeanie Arnett; parents; brother James Lloyd Arnett; sister Oleta Raney and sister Dana Bonner.
Roy is survived by his children, Sherry Cheek and husband Mike of Jewitt, Darla Bonner and husband Donnie of Corsicana, Donna Kelm and husband Beckett of Fairfield, Mike Arnett and wife Shaye of Red Oak; sister JoAnn Tomlin; six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Lewis, Kaleb Ferguson, Ronnie Raney, Bryan Cheek, Jacob Rash, Beckett Kelm.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
h/o Jeanie Marie (Johnson) Arnett - s/o Frank Arnett and Lena Arnett

Roy Kenneth Arnett
Dec 22, 1929 -

Roy Kenneth Arnett, 87 of Corsicana, passed away from a broken heart of losing the love of his life after 45 years. He was born Dec. 22, 1929 in Corsicana to Frank and Lena Arnett. Roy worked 35 years at Metzgers Dairy. He was a member of a Racing Homing Pigeons club for years. He enjoyed telling jokes and stories.
He is preceded in death by his wife Jeanie Arnett; parents; brother James Lloyd Arnett; sister Oleta Raney and sister Dana Bonner.
Roy is survived by his children, Sherry Cheek and husband Mike of Jewitt, Darla Bonner and husband Donnie of Corsicana, Donna Kelm and husband Beckett of Fairfield, Mike Arnett and wife Shaye of Red Oak; sister JoAnn Tomlin; six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Lewis, Kaleb Ferguson, Ronnie Raney, Bryan Cheek, Jacob Rash, Beckett Kelm.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Hollis Terry Swink
Mar 8, 1921 - Jan 3, 2017
 
Hollis T. Swink of Corsicana passed away at the Twilight Home on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 with Funeral services set to begin at 2 p.m. interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
 

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Hollis T. Swink of Corsicana passed away at the Twilight Home on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
Hollis was born March 8, 1921 in Dawson to Edd and Addie Swink. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
He is survived by his sons, Tom Swink, Jerry Swink, Dan Swink, Don Swink all of California; Sister Emma Goode of Corsicana; Brother and sister in law, Ed Swink and wife Pat of California; Numerous loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 1 pm - 2 pm Tuesday, January 10, 2017 with Funeral service at 2 pm. Burial will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

  • s/o Eddie Thomas Swink & Addie Zelma (Peay) Swink

Lisa Kay (Smith) Dickinson
Dec 31, 1964 - Jan 7, 2017
 
Lisa Kay Dickinson of the Navarro Mills Community passed away Saturday evening Jan. 7, 2017 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. She was born in Corsicana on Dec. 31, 1964 to William (Bill) Smith and Patsy Farmer Smith. She attended Navarro College and graduated with an Associates Degree and worked as a purchasing agent Ceneo in Ennis. Lisa married David Dickinson on Sept. 19, 1987 at the Navarro Mills Baptist Church. She and David are members of Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana.
Lisa is preceded in death by her father Bill Smith; mother-in-law Margaret Dickinson and brother-in-law Terry Dickinson.
She is survived by her husband of 29 years David Dickinson; mother Patsy Smith; children Jacob Dickinson and Amy Murray; brother Billy Frank Smith and wife Doyletta; sister Debbie Jones; father and mother-in-law Bill and Brenda Dickinson; in-laws, Debbie and Steve Crawford, Debbie Dickinson, Rick and Becky Willis and Eddie Flagg and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members and friends.
Visitation with Lisa's family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. Rick Lamb of Northside Baptist Church officiating.
Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery with Michael Crawford, Brian Dickinson, Stuard Smith, Brandon Dowd, Pat Joles and Dakota Murray serving as pallbearers.
For those wanting to make memorials they can be made to Northside Baptist Church Music Ministry or Youth Ministry at 2800 North Beaton Street Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Michael Angelo Sanders, Rev.
Mar 25, 1970 - Dec 28, 2016
 
Rev. Michael Angelo Sanders, 46, of Corsicana formerly of Pineville Louisiana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016. He was born on March 25, 1970 in Pineville, Louisiana.
Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral services are set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at John Temple COGIC, 200 Nona St. Leeville, Louisiana 71446. Pastors Maurice Johnson, Joe Leonard and Michael Weeks officiating.
Interment to follow at Hawthorne Cemetery in Hawthorne Louisiana.

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Blake Alan Killingsworth
Oct 7, 1993 - Jan 21, 2017
 
Blake Alan Killingsworth, 23, who was loaned to this world by our Heavenly Father on Oct. 7, 1993 was called back home Jan. 21, 2017.
Blake was known as a good humored, caring person who always had a smile that was contagious to those around him. He loved making people laugh and lifting their spirits. He taught himself to play the guitar and loved to share his music with his family and friends. Blake also had a passion for country life, his many animals and restoring unique and rare cars.
Blake attended school at Mildred and TSTC. He followed in his father's footsteps by working at AT&T.
He was proceeded in death by his Nana, Martha Weempe and Grandma McGaha, Grace McGaha.
Blake is survived by his loving parents Debra and Brian Killingsworth of Mildred; brother Bret Killingsworth (Mandy) of Palestine; his PawPaw Howard Weempe of Richland; numerous aunts and uncles including Mike(Tammy) Weempe of Richland, William(Cheryl) Weempe of Rockport, Gary(Gloria) Killingsworth of Norman, Oklahoma, Randal(Meredith) Killingsworth of Arlington, Sandy (Joaquin0 McGaha of Noble, Oklahoma, Nancy (Randy) Loyd of Norman, Oklahoma and Crystal (Rick) Hiatt of Tenino, washington As well as many special family members.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton in Corsicana. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26th at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel, Corsicana with Rev. Paul Rummage officiating.
Interment will follow at Billington Cemetery. Pallbearers are David Weempe, J.T. Weempe, Bryce Weempe, Jay Kirkland, Tyler Herron and Anthony Morales. Honorary pall bearers are Cara Weempe and Nicole Weempe.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Corsicana Animal Shelter.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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William Edward "Buddy" Eaton
Nov 30, 1922 - Dec 23, 2016
 
On Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, William "Uncle Buddy" Eaton, 90, drove his wrecker through Heaven's gate. He was born on Nov. 30, 1922 in Temple to Charles Henry and Sallie Elizabeth Burnham Eaton.
A true part of Corsicana's heritage he served the public from Buddy's Garage downtown for 65 years. It was truly through rain, hail, sleet, and snow Buddy Eaton did his work. He could put a mobile home on a cliff, or pull an 18 wheeler out of a creek bed. "Back in the day", he had the fastest wrecker in Corsicana. He was a common ordinary man with extraordinary ways. Buddy had one side, the side you met. He was a young shade tree mechanic on the J.D. Worthy farm, then a mentor to many Corsicana Hot-Rodder's.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bill formerly Billie Cagle; his parents and sisters, Katie Worthy and Nell Vickers.
He is survived by his nieces, Mary Ann McColpin and Betty Nell Gorman and devoted friend, Sandy Carroll.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home. The family will have a private family service and burial at a later time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Corsicana/Navarro County Humane Society.

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Earl E. Alexander, Sr.
Jan 23, 1924 - Dec 24, 2016
 
Earl E. Alexander, Sr. went to his Heavenly home on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. He was born to Ruben and Mattie Alexander on Jan. 23, 1924 in Columbia, Mississippi. He graduated from Hub High School in Marion County, Mississippi.
He met his future wife Esther while traveling on a bus from Mississippi to northern California to check on a job. Esther was traveling from Corsicana to west Texas to visit family. They sat next to each other on the bus during this part of the trip. Earl and Esther later married on Nov. 22, 1952 in Crescent City, California. While there Earl and a close friend, Lloyd Staggs built two adjacent houses and lived in them until Earl and Esther moved to Corsicana in 1957. After arriving in Texas they raised four children, Earl Jr, Ladena, Gloria and John.
Earl went to work for Adam Hats in 1957 as a hat blocker, running steam presses. He retired in 1982 after 25 years. After that he worked with his son-in-law, Neal Baggett at his tree trimming business.
Earl also stayed involved in his children's lives. He assisted coaching little league baseball and was later an executive board member in the Band Boosters. You could usually find him working several Friday and Saturday night football games in the concession stands. He was also an active member at Northside Baptist Church and Memorial Baptist Church singing at every opportunity in the choirs. He was also asked on several occasions to lead music as interim Music Director at both churches. His faith was a key factor in his life. He led his family by example and showed the importance of church to his family. Later in life he and Esther were active members of Cornerstone Baptist Church.
In 2007 and 2008 Earl suffered a couple of strokes which hindered him from being as active as he had been. After he was unable to physically attend church, he would occasionally watch services through the local cable company.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Gloria D. Crawford in 1988 and his wife of 59 years, Esther R. Alexander in 2012.
Earl is survived by his sister, Texie Smith of Mississippi, three children; Earl and wife Nancy Alexander of Corsicana, Ladena and husband Neal Baggett of Corsicana and John Alexander of Mesquite; eight grandchildren, Shawn and wife Megan Alexander of Carrollton, James and Cassandra Alexander of Tacoma, Washington, Jake Crawford of Wylie, Neely Baggett of Corsicana, Austin Alexander of Mesquite, Ryan and wife Breanna Alexander of Corsicana, Alex Alexander of Mesquite, Katherine Alexander of Corsicana and Danny Baggett and wife Shalin of Ft Worth, along with three great-grandchildren; Avery and Corbin Alexander of Corsicana and Pete Baggett of Ft Worth and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Dec. 30, 2016 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. John Lanoue officiating.
Interment will follow at
Resthaven Memorial park. Pallbearers will be grandchildren; Shawn Alexander, James Alexander, Neely Baggett, Jake Crawford, Ryan Alexander, Austin Alexander, Alex Alexander, Katherine Alexander and Danny Baggett.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Associations or Northside Baptist Church Care Center can be made in memory of Earl E. Alexander, Sr.

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Willie Mae (Odom) Derryberry
Jan 1, 1916 - Dec 31, 2016
 
Willie Mae Derryberry, just hours shy of 101, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 at the Collinwood Nursing Home in Plano.
Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 with the funeral service to be held at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating. Interment will in
Resthaven Memorial park.

 

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Willie Mae Derryberry died Saturday evening December 31, 2016 just hours before her 101st birthday in Plano, Texas.

She was one of 13 children born to Stanford F. and Susie Odom in Barry, Texas.

She graduated from Barry High School and graduated from business school in Dallas before marrying Wilburn Derryberry in 1939. They had two children. Cherlyn Newbury of Plano, Texas and Lanny Derryberry of Austin, Texas.

Willie was Supervisor of the Cafeterias for Corsicana ISD for several years and was Hostess/Cateress for Kinslow House before retiring to travel with Wilburn in their motorhome.

Willie gave her heart and life to Jesus when she was 12 years old and served Him faithfully for as long as her health permitted. She was a member of First Baptist Church Corsicana since 1952 and volunteered for Meals for Fitness for 20 years.

Willie loved her family and devoted her entire life to serving them whatever way she could.
Sometimes, it was as small as baking a favorite pie. Other times, it was babysitting grandchildren for many weeks in the summer or on school holidays. She was patient, kind, and unselfish always putting others first and not ever wanting to inconvenience any one.

One word describe Willie would be “dignified.” She always held her personal conduct to high standards and let everyone know what the “right” thing to do was. She never preached her beliefs but she stood for them with grace and humility. Her family called her “the queen.”

Willie was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Wilburn, her parents Stanford and Susie Odom, her oldest granddaughter, Laura Berglund, and 12 of her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Cherlyn Newbury and son-in-law Gerry, her son, Lanny Derryberry and daughter-in-law, Linda, 5 grandchildren, Julie Ingram, Keith Ingram, Brian Ingram, Amy Roberts, and David Newbury. She is also survived by 3 granddaughters-in-law, Mary Beth Ingram, Susan Ingram, and Lisa Ingram plus 2 grandsons-in-law, Doug Roberts and Dan Coy. She had 13 great-grandchildren. Daniel Golmon, Samuel Berglund, Justice Ingram, Timothy Ingram, Jessica Ingram, Caleb Ingram, Cameron Ingram, Jacob Ingram, Alyssa Ingram, Jourdan Bradley, Brooke Roberts, Landry Newbury, and Avery Newbury. In addition, she is survived by her sister, Betty Heald of Beaumont, Texas, sister-in-law, Velma McClure and numerous nieces and nephews.

During the last several years of Willie’s life, she lived at Friendship Towers in the care of three devoted women whom she loved and considered extended family. Carolyn Harvey, Darlene Shepherd, and Elizabeth Gordon.

There will be a brief visitation with family at 1:30 pm in Corley’s Chapel prior to the service. Funeral service will be at 2:00pm Friday, January 6, 2017 with Dr. Danny Reeves officiating. Interment will follow at
Resthaven Memorial park. Pallbearers will be her three grandsons, Keith Ingram, Brian Ingram, and David Newbury. Also her grandsons-in-law, Doug Robert, Dan Coy and nephew, Joe McClure.

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Carl Lee Self
May 30, 1923 - Aug 13, 2017

Carl Lee Self, age 94, of Frost, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. He was born in Clarksville on May 30, 1923 to J.F. and Annie Self.
After the death of his father at the age of 11, he and his mother moved to Telico. Carl worked at the sale barn and caddied golf to help provide for his family. Carl and Annie then moved to Ennis, where he met the love of his life Pauline Frances Wagner. They were married 53 years before she preceded him in death.
In 1944 Carl was drafted to the Navy where he proudly served his country during WWII aboard the U.S.S. Robert Brazier as Fireman First Class.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents J.R. and Annie Self, wife Pauline Self, and grandson Eddie Stephenson.
He is survived by his children, daughter, Sue Spaniel of Ennis, daughter Judy Hanson and husband, Henry of Frost, daughter Glenda Franklin and husband Bernie of Frost, son Carl Self, Jr. and wife Melanie of Palo Pinto, daughter Becky Stamp and husband Cecil of Frost; nine grandchildren, Melissa Franklin, Darla Land and husband Danny, Darran Hanson and wife Sharon, Kelly Williams and husband Ray; Tracey Brobst and husband Dwayne; Carla Taylor and husband Jerry; Gary Haney and wife, Dalinia; Francis Chappell and husband John; 14 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.
A Celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis.
Interment will follow in Myrtle Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

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Griffin Robert Brown
Sep. 23, 1858 - Nov. 15, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR G. R. BROWN HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for G. R. Brown, aged 71 years, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. S. Crouch, 702 West First Avenue Friday morning at 6:30 o’clock, were held Saturday afternoon at the Marshall cemetery near Corbet where interment was made. The funeral cortege left Corsicana at 2:30 o’clock, Mr. Brown had been ill for some time.

Surviving are his wife, seven daughters: Mrs. J. M. Galloway, Mrs. M. S. Crouch, Mrs. J. D. Bryant, Mrs. Will Owen, Mrs. W. E. Gathright, Mrs. W. M. Gathright and Mrs. P. R. Hernandez; fourteen grandchildren and five brothers; W. T., F. M., Joseph B., J. A., and D. H. Brown.

The funeral was directed by Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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Lula Ann (Craig) Brown
Jan. 22, 1867 - Feb. 22, 1940

MRS. G. R. BROWN BURIED IN MARSHALL CEMETERY SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. G. R. Brown, aged 73 years, who died late Thursday night, were held Saturday afternoon at the Marshall cemetery near Corbet at 2 o’clock, where interment was made. Mrs. Brown had resided in this vicinity for 40 years.

The rites were conducted by Rev. C. Duke Payne, minister of the First Christian church.

Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. M. H. Crouch, Corsicana; Mrs. J. M. Galloway, Bazette; Mrs. W. B. Owens, Barry; Mrs. Oscar McDaniel, Houston; Mrs. J. D. Bryant, Mrs. W. E. Gathright and Mrs. W. M. Gathright, all of Corsicana; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dan Galloway, Robert Galloway, Chester Norwood, Hubert Norwood, Earl Gathright, William Gathright and George Evans.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Stacy Ida (Sams) Brown
Dec. 7, 1876 - Dec. 26, 1949

Final Rites For Mrs. Tom Brown Held Tuesday

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Tom Brown, 73, of Corbet, who died at her home there late Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Brown had resided in the Corbet community for the past 40 years.

Services were held from the Corley chapel, with Rev. J. N. Bell conducting, assisted by Rev. Elliott. Burial was in the Marshall cemetery.

Mrs. Brown is survived by her mother, Mrs. M. J. Sams of Myra, La.; two brothers, J. P. Sams of Myra, La.; and J. W. Sams of Texarkana, Ark.; five sisters, Mrs. Stewart Nelson, Wascom, Texas; Mrs. Lula Boyter and Mrs. T. V. Reese, both of Shreveport, La.; Mrs. Jodie Brown, Ida, La., and Mrs. W. M. Adcock, Little Rock, Ark.; two daughters, Mrs. T. W. Lake and Miss Mary Brown, both of Corbet; four grandsons, one granddaughter, and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mack Roman, Raymond Belt, Sam Tucker, Dick Nokes, Meigh Owen and Belton Owen.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Louisa Isabelle “Belle” (Burkhalter) Howell
Mar 29, 1854 - Aug 30, 1929

MEMORIES

I consider it an honor and great privilege to be asked to speak a few words of appreciation of my friend, Mrs. C. C. Howell.

Aunt Belle as we loved to call her lived for eighteen months under our roof in our home. We do not know how to express all she meant to us. What an inspiration her beautiful life was to us all. She was left a widow twenty years ago, with several children still young enough to be in her care. We know she had many burdens to try to solve. With the help of Him who is a husband to the widow and a father to the orphans she bravely squared her shoulders and with firm and unshakable trust in God met all trials victoriously.

Aunt Belle was a Christian in the truest sense of the word as her faith and life showed each day.

Most of us have our ups and downs, she met hers with a smile each day. What a rich inheritance she has left to her children. She suffered long and intensely and bore it so patiently, and said, “I would hasten the time to be called home.”

We say she is dead, but in her bright spirit and sacred influence she continues to live on and on.

Her life contained an answer to St. Paul’s question, “What is life ?” We are not made after the laws of a carnal commandment but in power of an endless life. This power so dominated her being that she looked not to the things of this world, but was led by the spirit into the fullness of that everlasting life beyond the grave.

Tenderly we laid her tired body under a mound of lovely flowers to await the glad resurrection, but her brave spirit lives to influence and direct her bereaved loved ones.

May the God she so cheerfully and loyally served for more than fifty years keep and guide each of her children, grandchildren and other loved ones all through life, even into the perfect day.

A. B. KEEN.

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Anne (Whorton) Hyman
Jul 30, 1910 - Apr 28, 2000

Funeral services for Anne W. Hyman, beloved mother, grandmother and sister, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 1 in the chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg with interment following at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Kip Gilts officiated the service.

She was born July 30, 1910 in Navarro County to Jim B. Whorton and Ida Johnson Whorton, and she passed away April 28, 2000 in Houston. Anne was a former resident of Rosenberg, worked at the Gizmo Flower Shop and was a longtime employee at Brown Shoes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Hyman.

She is survived by her son, Lawrence Lynwood Hyman and his wife Connie; grandchildren, Ashley O'Donnell, Bradley Terry and Todd Hyman; one great grandson, Maxwell O'Donnell; a brother, Joe Whorton and his wife, Margie; sisters Orerie Goodwin and Jimmie Spain and numerous nieces and nephews.

For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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  • Herald Coaster, May 1, 2000:
  • w/o Frederick L. "Fred" Hyman; d/o James Barr "Jim" Whorton & Ida (Johnson) Whorton [bur at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, TX]

     

Ella Grace Haden
Aug 23, 2017 - Aug 23, 2017

Obituary for Ella Grace Haden
Ella Grace Haden, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in Corsicana.
She is survived by her parents Joel and Kristin Haden, brothers, Eli, Ethan and Ezra. Grandparents, David and Darlene Haden, Gail Kemp, Terry and Delaine Kemp. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services for Ella Grace Haden will be Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11:00am at Dresden Cemetery.

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Melvin Williams
Sep 10, 1946 - Aug 17, 2017
 
Melvin Williams, 70, passed away Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation in Dallas.
He was born Sept. 10, 1946.
Visitation will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 at Eternal Rest Funeral Home, 215 N. Dallas St., in Ennis.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 at New Bethel Baptist Church, 101 Elm Flat Rd., in Kerens with rev. E. Betts, Jr., officiating.

 


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Henry Rupert "H.R." Ponder
Sept 24, 1928 - Aug 24, 2017
 
Henry R. (H.R.) Ponder joined his Savior, Jesus Christ, Aug. 24, 2017. He suffered complications following a hip break. Henry was born Sept. 24, 1928, to Henry R. and Mary Willie (Buckalew) Ponder.
He married Genell Rhodes and made Corsicana their home. They enjoyed a 64-year marriage and loved and reared two daughters, Cynthia and Cathy. Henry was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana. He served in various ways until his health would not allow. As newlyweds, Henry and Genell joined Memorial Baptist Church. Henry served 35 years as a Deacon and in teaching positions.
H.R. graduated Emhouse High School and, as a 16-year-old, began classes at Hill County College. The next year, he enrolled at the newly established Navarro College. He was a member of the "Barracks Bunch" and enjoyed their annual reunions. Baylor University was next before he joined the U.S. Army. Ultimately, he was sent to Korea during the Korean Conflict. He experienced God's hand of protection and delivery many times.
Following his Korean tour of duty, he returned home and found work in Corsicana. As he had previously been employed with Safeway, he returned to their employ again for a short stint until he began his U.S. Postal Service career. He retired and launched a Woodman of the World career. After retiring a second time, he focused on spending time with his family, traveling, painting, and baking pies for others.
Henry is survived by his devoted wife, Genell, daughters, Cynthia Pope of Corsicana and Cathy Brooks and husband Steve of Westerville, Ohio; grandchildren, Chad Pope and family Jessica, Ashlyn and Haley, Brent Pope and daughters Dalila and Chloe, Kyle Pope and his wife, Celeste, children, Maddax and Caitlin, Lee Brooks and Madeline Brooks. He is also survived by his sister, Ruth Neeper and her husband Leland of Longview.
The family would like to Thank those who have visited and cared for Henry during his declining years. What a blessing his family and friends have been. Special thanks to Janquilyn D. Merida, DNP, APRN, BC FNP for the years of excellent care and Dr. Kent Rogers for the superb care during Henry's most difficult period. Cody Herod, Laura Talbert Jones and Jeff Jones, and Robert Horvath have given wonderful care and support. The kind and diligent staff at Twilight Home is greatly appreciated. Thanks to the Navarro Regional's amazing second floor staff and Family First Hospice. Their superior care blessed out family.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Corsicana with Dr. Danny Reeves officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make donations to the FBC Corsicana Building Fund.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, August 25, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Lavera Genell (Rhodes) Ponder; s/o Henry Roscoe Ponder & Willie Mary (Buckalew) Ponder
  • Emhouse HS
     

Danny Ray Watson
Jul 1, 1947 - Dec 24, 2016
 
Danny Ray Watson, 69, of Lorena, passed away December 24, 2016 in Waco. Funeral services for Mr. Watson will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, December 29, at Grace Gardens Funeral Home in Waco, with burial at 3:30 p.m., at the Richland Cemetery in Mertens, Texas. A visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, December 28, at Grace Gardens Funeral Home.

Danny was born July 1, 1947 in Frost, Texas, to Woodrow Wilson and Thelma Juanita McNeel Watson. Danny coached girls' softball for 15 years and influenced many young girls' lives. He loved fishing and spending time with his seven grandchildren Danny retired from Texas State Technical College after 29 years, where he was an instructor in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church.

Danny is survived by his wife, Sue, of Lorena, who he married March 18, 1967, in Mertens, in the same church in which he was baptized. He is also survived by his daughter, Lora Sykora and husband, Matt, of Lorena; his son, Clinton Ray Watson and wife, Cheryl, of Wimberly; two brothers, Dwayne Watson and wife, Patsy, of Mertens, and Bronny Watson and wife, Ruth Ann, of Corsicana; brother-in-law, Jackie Helton and wife, Janet, of Lorena; father-in-law, Hughey Helton of Irene, Texas; and seven grandchildren, Reid, Owen, Dylan, Wyatt Watson, Brock, Addison, and Avery Sykora.

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Colton Paul Krauter
Aug 16, 2017 - Aug 16, 2017

Infant Colton Paul Krauter passed away Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mark Luera officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Infant Colton Paul Krauter was born and passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.
He was preceded in death by a paternal grandfather, Paul Henry Krauter.
He is survived by his parents, Jonathan and Kayla Krauter of Corsicana; paternal grandmother, Debra Krauter; maternal grandmother, Terrie Hennon of Corsicana; paternal great grandparents, Billy and Dorothy Bamburg of Corsicana and Ron and JT Krauter of Mannford, OK; maternal great grandparents, Linda Smitherman of Kerens and Jimmy Riley of Alvarado; uncles, Robert Krauter and wife Kay Kay of Corsicana and Billy Krauter of Cherry Point, SC; aunt, Heather Smitherman of Corsicana; and a cousin, Aaron JP Krauter of Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mark Luera officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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  • s/o Jonathan Krauter & Kayla Krauter
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
     

Helen (Bonner) Boyd
Aug 14, 1933 - Aug 25, 2017

Helen Bonner Boyd passed peacefully at home Aug. 25, 2017 following a very brief illness of cancer. Helen was the sixth of six children born to Hayes and Martha Bonner Aug. 14, 1933 on North Beaton Street in Corsicana. She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1950 and Navarro Junior College in 1952. She met the love of her life, Robert L. Boyd, at the water cooler in the Navarro County Courthouse. They were married on June 25, 1955 and were blessed with three children Mack and twins - Jane and Jean.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Robert L. Boyd, her parents, brother Andrew Bonner, and sisters Betty Sue Gardner, Jane Fluker, Annie George Hughes and Ellen Womack.
She is survived by son Mack Boyd and daughter-in-law Molly Boyd of Ennis; daughter Jane Williams and son-in-law Jerry Williams of Waxahachie; and daughter Jean Bonds and son-in-law Bobby Bonds of Dallas. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Kaitlin Williams of Austin; Sara Williams of Beverly Hills, California; Lindsey Williams of Troy, Alabama; Jamie Boyd of Pullman, Washington; Rob Boyd and wife Sydnee of Midland and neighbors just like grandsons, Coyt Weaver and Teigan Weaver of Eureka. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Walker Boyd of Navasota, brother-in-law Wallis Boyd and wife Kathy Boyd of Bradenton, Flordia and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana. Interment was held at Eureka Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Rob Boyd, Tim Boyd, John Hughes, Richard Bonner, Benny Womack, David Bonner, James Bonner, Coyt Weaver, and Teigan Weaver. Honorary pallbearers are Barney Thomas, Sammy Thomas, B.J. Coker, Albert Weaver and Westminster Presbyterian Elders.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation and thankfulness to Dr. Kent Rogers and caregivers of Angels at Home for their love, devotion and care.
In lieu of flowers - please send donations to Eureka Cemetery Association P.O. Box 34 Corsicana, TX 75151.

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  • w/o Robert L. Boyd; d/o Andrew Hayes Bonner and Martha (Holmes) Bonner [bur at Oakwood Cem., Corsicana, TX]
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, August 29, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

John Nimrod "Tad" Wheelock, III
Dec 25, 1949 - Aug 14, 2017

Tad Wheelock, age 67, of Mason passed away Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at his ranch. He was born on Dec. 25, 1949 in Corsicana to John N. Wheelock, Jr. and Marian Bragg Wheelock.
Tad graduated from Corsicana High School in 1968 and went on to earn his bachelors degree from Southwest Texas University. He worked his entire life on ranches and loved any outdoor activity. He was a true "cowboy." He was a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather. He was a strong Christian and displayed his loving heart to all who knew him. His smile was unforgettable and he was a soft spoken strong man. Tad leaves behind a great legacy for his children.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his father.
He is survived by his mother, Marian Wheelock; his wife, Lillian; children, John N. Wheelock, IV and wife Camille, Mark Wheelock and wife, Brenda , Brooke W. Gunder and husband, Robert and step-son, Blair Carroll; his sister, Ellen W. Willis, and husband Ty. Tad is also survived by 16 grandchildren; Galina Wheelock, Tatiana Wheelock, Macey Wheelock, Clay Wheelock, Aubrey Wheelock, Colt Wheelock, Troupe Wheelock, Will Wheelock, Ella Wheelock, Weston Wheelock, Brooke Wheelock, Truman Wheelock, Ireland Gunder, Emory Gunder, Kaelyn Gunder and Luke Carroll; and nephews, Matt and Tyler Willis and niece, Amy Willis.
There is no formal visitation planned. The memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Joe Lunz officiating.
Memorials may be made to CEF (Child Evangelism Fellowship) of Navarro County at P.O. Box 191, Corsicana, Texas 75151.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Mary Lynn (Keepers) Wisdom
Sep 19, 1937 - Dec 26, 2016
 
Mary Lynn Wisdom, 79, of Blooming Grove passed away on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016.
A memorial service will be planned for a later date. Cremation will be under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, December 29, 2016
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Lawrence William Wisdom - d/o Tommie Oscar Keepers, Jr. and Florence Emma (Bobbitt) Keepers

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Mrs. Mary Lynn Wisdom, 79, of Blooming Grove passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016. She was born on September 19, 1937 in League City, Texas to Tommie and Florence Keepers.

Cremation will be under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Lynn (Keepers) Wisdom
Sep 21, 1937 - Dec 26, 2016

"Consider the lilies, how they grow. They neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." - Luke 12:27, ESV
Mary Lynn Wisdom had a heart full of wildflowers. Born on Sept. 21, 1937 to her parents, Tommie Oscar Keepers, Jr. and Florence Emma Babbitt Keepers. Mary Lynn enjoyed a happy childhood with her two surviving siblings, Tommie Oscar Keepers, III and Emma Belle Keepers Page.
Throughout her life, Mary Lynn was distinguished by her intelligence and integrity. She graduated from Cypress-Fairbanks High School as valedictorian and went on to attend Southwestern University, where she participated in multiple campus organizations and earned a Bachelor's of Science degree for Education in 1960. Along the way, she fell in love with a handsome, lanky science major named Lawrence Wisdom. Lawrence and Mary Lynn tied the knot on Sept. 6, 1958 and enjoyed an impressive 56 years of marriage until Lawrence passed away of heart failure in July 2015.
Mary Lynn and Lawrence were long-time Dallas Symphony Orchestra ticket holders, youth group and Central Texas Conference Youth in Mission leaders, and members of the Native Plant Society of Texas and St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Corsicana. Mary Lynn also invested great time and energy into organizing church theater productions and vacation bible schools, but nothing made her happier than enjoying nature and spending time with her grandchildren.
On Dec. 26, 2016, Mary Lynn, passed away at home at age 79. In the wake of this loss, Mary Lynn's family has taken comfort in the knowledge that, while individuals who develop dementia can make difficult patients, Mary Lynn exhibited endless kindness, patience, and grace. In fact, her hospice nurses named her the most peaceful patient they had ever seen, evidence of the joy she had cultivated through many years of walking faithfully with Jesus. Truly, to be absent in body is to be present with the Lord.
Mary Lynn and Lawrence are survived by their four children, Mark Wisdom, Beth Bennett, Eric Wisdom, and Paul Wisdom. Family members and friends are invited to a memorial celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Wisdom Farm in Blooming Grove.

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W. C. "Bill" McCurdy
Dec 19, 1941 - Jan 3, 2017
 
A true man of God, beloved husband, father and friend W.C. "Bill" McCurdy met his Lord face to face on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, as a faithful follower of Christ. He was 75 years old.
Born in Beaumont and raised in Corsicana, Bill entered the world on Dec. 19, 1941, as the son of Carroll "Pinky" McCurdy and Lavoyce Noel Boswell McCurdy. Bill was one of three children, including his brother Ryan McCurdy (now deceased) and his sister Judy McCurdy Willis (and husband Ronny, of Corsicana).
As a boy, Bill loved living outdoors, fishing and hunting (especially doves) near the small family farm in Barry.
Bill graduated from Corsicana High School and attended Navarro College. During his high school years, Bill met Nikki Costlow (McCurdy) and were married on April 22, 1960. From their union came two cherished sons, Scott McCurdy (and wife Carolyn, of Bryan) and Tim McCurdy (and wife Regina, of College Station). As a family man, Bill loved to teach his sons the lessons which he had learned in childhood. Bill was a generous, natural leader at home where over time he became the rock on which they built their faith. Bill helped instill a strong sense of morality and faith in his two sons. Indeed, the values Bill gained from his abiding faith led him to give anyone a chance to believe that the worth of every soul is great in the sight of God.
In addition to providing for his family's spiritual needs, Bill worked hard to secure a solid financial foundation for Nikki and their boys. In 1983, he started his own company (McCurdy Well Services) servicing oil and gas wells in Bryan. Even in his later years, Bill never stopped working and today, Scott and Tim still run the family business. In his time off, Bill loved his role as a doting father and grandfather. He also loved woodworking and golf—skills he taught himself. Throughout his life, Bill was a man who loved his family and the Lord, who touched many lives, personally and professionally and was loved by many in return.
Bill McCurdy leaves behind him a legacy of faith and family, of self-sacrifice and service. Remembering him most now is his sweetheart of nearly 57 years, Nikki, along with his sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Ronny Willis, and his sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Carolyn and Tim and Regina. Bill will also be dearly missed by his grandchildren, Scotty and wife Chelsea and Tara, both of Bryan, and Kalee and Will, both of College Station. He also leaves behind the apple of his eye, great-granddaughter Harper.
Bill was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Ryan.
The Life Celebration of Bill McCurdy will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at Central Baptist Church in Bryan, with a reception immediately following the service.
In lieu of donations, memorial contributions may be directed to Still Creek Ranch or the charity of your choice.

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Ray Palmer
May 4, 1959 - Jan 1, 2017
 
Ray Palmer passed away on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born May 4, 1959 in Dawson to Allene Palmer and A.B. White. He attended Dawson Elementary School and Corsicana Elementary School. He continued his education at Corsicana until he entered the 10th grade. At that time, he went back to finish school and graduated from Dawson High School in 1979. Throughout his life, he held employment at K. Woolens Warehouse, Navarro College, H.E.B. and the Corsicana State Home.
Ray confessed his faith in Christ at an early age and joined 13th Avenue Church of Christ, under the leadership of Pastor W.D. Hines. Over the last couple of years of his life, he reunited and started serving in Sunday School and singing with the choir and make chorus. He took pride in sitting under the mentorship of Clyde Chambers, as he welcomed him with open arms, celebrated his spiritual Journey and encouraged him to be the man that God created him to be.
During his mid-life, he realized his calling and purpose to be a caregiver, and he made that his mission until his dying day. He enjoyed caring for people, gardening, handyman work, cooking and most of all, living and laughing.
He is preceded in death by his father, A.B. White; grandparents, Doretha Palmer and Lee Palmer; step-father, Hurbert Bonner; aunt, Mary Lou Risby; cousins, Shirlean and Marlyin Palmer; brother-in-law, Nathaniel Carter, Sr., and other aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ray is survived by his two daughters, Ashley Boyd (Tristan) of Dallas and Felicia Stewart of Grand Prairie; mother, Allene Palmer Bonner; one grandchild, Jordyn Dowell of Dallas; siblings, Darrell Palmer (Volanda,) Shirrell Jessie (Harold,) Angela Morris Davis (Boston,) and Shireal Carter all of Corsicana; aunts, Retha Hall of Dawson, Emma Palmer of Oak Cliff and Beathana Campbell (Allen) of Silver City. He is also survived by loving and caring friends of many years, Jeanette McDonald-Carroll and Virgina Morris; great nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday. Jan. 6, 2017 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral services are set to begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at 13th Avenue Christian Church in Corsicana. Pastor Clyde Chambers, eulogist and K.D. Davis officiating.
Arrangements made by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Jennifer Dianne (Owen) Borsellino
Aug 29, 1968 - Jan 3, 2017

Jennifer Borsellino, 48 of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2016 at the Cowboy Church of Corsicana with Bro. Derek Rogers officiating.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Jennifer Borsellino, 48 of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017. She was born August 29, 1968 in Corsicana to Robert and Phyllis Owen. She was Corsicana Class of 1986 and a member of Cowboy Church of Corsicana. Jennifer was a caring person, always willing to help and never met a stranger. She always had a smile. She loved animals and enjoyed reading. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Jennifer enjoyed spending as much time as possible with her two granddaughters she adored.
She is preceded in death by her half sister Darla Elizabeth Owen.
She leaves behind her loving husband, Chris Borsellino; three sons, Drew Borsellino, Dylan Borsellino and wife Katie, Dusty Borsellino. Two granddaughters, Kelsie and Lillie Borsellino; parents, Robert and Phyllis Owen; brothers and sister, Phillip Owen, Mandy McCamy and Bobby Owen. Numerous other family and friends.
Memorial service will be held 2 pm Monday, January 9, 2017 at the Cowboy Church of Corsicana with Bro. Derek Rogers officiating.

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J. Hue Grant
Jul 12, 1939 - Nov 26, 2016
 
J. Hue Grant passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was born in Streetman on July 12, 1939.
He attended Dogan High School, served in the United States Army and worked for the General Motors Company, in Arlington for 30 years.
Mr. Grant was married to Margaret Grant and was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church, in Fort Worth. Mr. Grant loved to work his cows on his family land in Streetman, and enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family.
Mr. Grant leaves to celebrate his life, his wife Margaret, five children, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The wake for Mr. Grant will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at Harmony Baptist Church, 7510 John T. White Road, Fort Worth, TX, 76120.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 also at Harmony, with Interment to follow immediately in Streetman.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Loma Abell (Donnelly) Medecke
May 8, 1924 - Jan 5, 2017

Loma A. Medecke, 92, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 in Italy, Texas.
Memorial Services will be held 2 p.m. Jan. 19, 2017 at Lone Star Cowboy Church of Corsicana
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Loma A. Medecke, 92, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 in Italy. She was born May 8, 1924 in Malakoff to George and Lula May Donnelly.
She enjoyed sewing, fishing, gardening and traveling. She loved her dogs.
She is preceded in death by her parents; son Roy A. "Sonny Man" Jenkins and sister Dorcas Accipiter.
She is survived by grandchildren, Pam Richardson and Roy Lynn Jenkins; four great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Hamill and Patricia Hodges of Corsicana along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Lone Star Cowboy Church of Corsicana.
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Brian William Magenheimer
Dec 4, 1957 - Jan 1, 2017
 
Brian William Magenheimer, 59, of Long Island, New York, passed away, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 after being involved in an accident.
Brian was born Dec. 4, 1957 to John and Alice Magenheimer. He graduated from Commack High School in 1975.
After moving to Texas, he married Lisa Suzanne Bullock on February 21, 1981 with whom he shared 36 years of marriage.
Brian was employed as a Radiological Technologist for most of his working life. After enjoying retirement for eight years, he returned to work as a Caregiver with Home Helpers where he was recently nominated by his peers for consideration for the 2017 Exceptional Caregiver Award.
He was an avid supporter of his family as they pursued their dreams, regardless of how often they changed. He enjoyed completing a constant array of projects on both the home he shared with his wife as well as his son's home. Whatever he was working on ultimately resulted in the improvement of the lives of those around him. He also enjoyed live music, cooking, traveling and swimming.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Alice, his brother Bruce, his sister Debbie, his dog Barkley and his cat Calli.
Brian is survived by his wife, Lisa Suzanne Magenheimer; his son Jacob Westin Magenheimer of Austin; his two dogs, Roxy and Gigi; his son's dog Aussie and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22 at Cook Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78752.

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Dixie Lee (Spurlock) Hill
Apr 18, 1927 - Jan 23, 2017
 
Dixie Lee Spurlock Hill passed from this life early on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. She was a resident of Perryton at the time of her death.
Dixie was born in Dawson on April 18, 1927, to Ottis F. Spurlock and Lula Brown Lawler Spurlock. Dixie was the oldest of four children. The family moved to Kerens when Dixie was about six to open a grocery store.
Dixie married William Harold Hill on July 13, 1946. Dixie and William Harold had two sons, Tony and Mike. The family moved to Mount Pleasant in 1954. Hill and Dixie lived in Mount Pleasant until 1998 when they moved to Tyler. After Hill's death, Dixie moved to Nacogdoches and then to Perryton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister, Mary Earl. She is survived by brother; Ottis Ray; sister, Ruby Ann Stovall; brother-in-law, Robert Earl; Tony Hill and wife Kelley of Perryton; Mike Hill and wife Debby of Kerens; grandchildren, Ashley Hill and wife Candy of Mansfield, Alyson Le and husband James of Georgetown, Daphne Pesina and husband Robert of Desoto, Rachel Bates and husband Richie of Hewitt and Bradley Hill of Kerens. She is also survived by 13 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Kerens with burial immediately following at the Kerens City Cemetery.

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LeAnn (Fields) Accipiter-Welch-Curry
Feb 25, 1963 - Jan 26, 2017
 
LeAnn Curry of Corsicana went to be with her Heavenly Father Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 at Providence Hospice Place in Waco, surrounded by her family and friends at the age of 53. She was born in Corsicana on Feb. 25, 1963 to Lee Roy Fields and Reba Anderson Fields.
LeAnn was employed at Collins Street Bakery as an Assistant Marketing Director and had been with them for 22 years. She was never able to tell anyone "No." LeAnn had a loving and caring heart, always taking care and tending to the needs of others, at times ahead of her own. Her family was everything to her. LeAnn also gave to the St. Jude's Hospital in hopes of helping those who needed help the most.
LeAnn is survived by her parents Lee Roy Fields and Reba Anderson Fields; children Sam Curry, Jake Welch, Tim Curry and wife Aimee and Whitney Curry; grandchildren Abigail, Avery and Silas. She is also survived by her siblings Mike Fields and Tonya Bowen and husband Craig; nieces and nephews Ryan, Tristen, Mitchell and Lauren; brother-in-law Skip Curry and his wife Vivian and her Collin Street Bakery Family.
Visitation with her family will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services are set to begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. Steven Bell of First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery with Todd Nichols, Nick Nichols, Sydney Polk, Gene Yarborough, Tristen Fields and Dave Grant serving as pallbearers.
The family is asking that memorials be made to the St. Jude's Hospital or Children's Hospital in Dallas.

Arrangements Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, January 28, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o (1) Eric D. Accipiter, (2) Daniel E. Welch and (3) Timothy Ab Curry - d/o Lee Roy Fields and Reba Joy (Anderson) Fields

Mary (Mayes) Harris
Apr 15, 1930 - Jan 5, 2017

Mary Harris of Corsicana passed away early Thursday morning, Jan. 5, 2017 at Heritage Oaks Retirement at the age of 86. She was born April 15, 1930 in Erath County to John and Maudie Maes [sic].
Mary was a member of Westhill Church of Christ. She enjoyed crocheting.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Harris and grandson Jeffrey Hutchins.
She is survived by her son Don Walton and wife Brenda; daughter Linda Luna; grandson John Walton and wife Lindsey; two great grandchildren, Luke Hayden Walton and Ty Walton and one sister Lillie Palmer.
Visitation was held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 at Eureka Cemetery with Sam Dilbeck officiating.

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Elizabeth Frances (Dunham) Owens
Jun 30, 1929 - Jan 10, 2017

Elizabeth Dunham Owens, 87, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at her residence. She was born June 30, 1929 in Eureka to Robert Chatham Dunham and Maude Frame Dunham. She was a member of Pioneer. She enjoyed crocheting, crafting, sewing and shopping and enjoyed facebooking in her later years. She also loved to bake. She would often bake for her neighbors and especially at Christmas time. She was a very giving, selfless person and she loved her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Chat and Maude Dunham; sister Jean Kent; nephew, Steve DeMoss and the love of her life of 49 years, Jack Owens.
She is survived by her sister, Bobbie Wallis; husband R.B.; nephew Joel Robert DeMoss; niece, Laurie Morgan and husband Wade; special great nephew, Robert Chathum DeMoss and wife Susan; great-great nephew, Preston Mosley; great-great nieces, Whitney DeMoss and Krysta Nelson; very very special great-great niece, another love of her life, Alyssa Elaine DeMoss and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Grady Cashion and Charky Marquis officiating. Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Danny Kinkaid, Tony Lively, James David Stubbs, Jim Owens, Raymond Rosas, Barry Robinson, Bill Smith and Jim Stacey.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Mary Lou (Hamilton) Vannice
Sep 20, 1932 - Jan 20, 2017

Mary Lou Vannice, 84, of Normal Illionis passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at McLean Co. Nursing Home in Normal Illinois.
Lou was born Sept. 20, 1932 in Corsicana, she is the daughter of J.L. and Blanche Greer Hamilton. She married Wilson Vannice on Nov. 3, 1970 in Bloomington, Illinois. He survives.
Lou was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister.
She is survived by her three children, Cindy (Rick) Kopp of Normal, Illinois, Brian Vannice of San Francisco, California,
Jeff Vannice of Ft. Meyers, Florida; two grandsons, Jeffrey Kellermann of Bloomington, Illinois and Tony Callahan, Bloomington, Ilinois; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Jo Curry of Sulphur Springs; four nieces, Donna Drain, Marsha Owens, Linda Allison and Candy Lazarin all of Texas.
Lou loved flowers and was a very artistic person. She was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She was a Mildred Eagle from Mildred High School.
There will be no service. Cremation services provided by Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, Illinois. Private internment at Eureka Cemetery in Eureka.

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Juanita Ellen (Hux) Hyde
1924 - Nov 6, 2015

Juanita Hyde was born in Kerens, TX and grew up in Hopkins County. She married Jack Hyde in 1941, moved to Dallas and started a family. She passed away peacefully on November 6, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She is predeceased by her husband, Jack Hyde, sisters, Shirley Ballard and Emma Jean Burns and brother Jack Hux. She is survived by her children Rebecca Jensen, Sammy Hyde, Nancy Wright, and Jeff Hyde. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and brother, Ronnie Hux. Viewing will be held from 2pm - 4pm on Sunday November 8, 2015 at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home on Beltline Rd. Funeral Service will be held at 10:30am, Tuesday November 10, 2015, at Matthew Rd. Baptist Church in Grand Prairie. Graveside service will take place at 3:30pm at Restlawn Cemetery in Sulphur Springs, TX.
Dallas Morning News - November 8, 2015
From the collection of Alva Lynn Smith

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  • d/o Walter A. Hux and Goldie (Monon) Reeves
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Curtis Darrell Williams
Jan 25, 1924 - Oct 25, 2015
CHS

Curtis Darrell Williams, age 91, beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and longtime resident of Grace Presbyterian Village suffered a massive stroke on October 25, 2015 at his home. He was born January 25, 1924, the first child of Curtis E. and Ola J. Williams, in the Jones Ranch community near Frost, Navarro County, Texas. His formative years were spent on a farm near Corbet, Texas where his parents moved shortly after his birth. He was a member of the 4-H club and was especially proud to be selected on a dairy cattle judging team where he ultimately scored so high as to win a trip to Washington DC. He graduated from Corsicana High School. He proudly served his country as a member of the 517th Paratrooper division and was a Purple Heart recipient in WWII. He served in the invasion of southern France campaign and fought in the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of Bastogne. In May 2015, he was awarded the Legion d'Honneur by France for helping to free their country during the war. He came home to Dallas after the war and attended Southern Methodist University receiving a degree in mechanical engineering. He married Louella Scott on August 5, 1949. After graduation he went to work for Lone Star Gas and in February 1952 for Texas Instruments where he worked until he retired 37 years later. He was notoriously frugal and used common objects for many different things often utilizing his engineering skills. He served faithfully in many capacities at his church home, Brooklyn Avenue United Methodist Church and later at Elmwood United Methodist Church. He enjoyed playing on the church league softball teams. He stoically suffered with trigeminal neuralgia (facial nerve pain) for many years. He is survived by daughter Linda Seatvet (husband Eric Seatvet) and son David Williams (wife Vicky Williams) and 4 grandchildren, Amy and Ryan Williams and Emily and Madeline Seatvet. Also survived by sisters Louise Heiskell (Duncanville), Clo Jean Fletcher (Midlothian) and brother Joe Ray Williams (Farmers Branch). He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Louella Scott Williams, who died April 6, 1990; his parents, Curtis E. and Ola Dortch Williams, and sister, Peggy Garner. He was unassuming, loyal, generous, honest and kind. His greatest joy was to be in the company of family. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Visitation is 6-8 pm, Thursday, October 29, at Jaynes. A service is planned for 1:00 pm Friday, October 30, also at Jaynes. He will be laid to rest at Laurel Land Cemetery.

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Genelle (Adams) Scruggs
Jan 15, 1919 - Aug 1, 2017
 
Genelle Scruggs, 98 formerly of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 in Waco. She was born Jan. 15, 1919 in Pansy to William Joseph Adams and Ona Sumner Adams. Genelle and Lynn married Dec. 14, 1946 in Athens. She was a member of North Beaton Church of Christ. Genelle work in McGregor, building military ordinance during WWII. She also worked for Hagger Slacks as Quality Control. She enjoyed playing basketball, gardening and traveling in the United States. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lynn Scruggs in 2014 and brothers, Wayne Adams and Boyce Adams. She is survived by her children, Cathy Scruggs and husband Tom Flowers and Paula Thomas and husband Charles; grandchildren Leon Thomas and Laura and Charlsi Thomas and Eric Cross; great grandson, E.J. Cross and numerous other family members. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 from at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Steve Orbison officiating. The family would like to thank Scott & White Hospice and Brookdale Lake Shore Assisted Living. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Nathan Ray Benfield
Mar 5, 1925 - Aug 16, 2017
 
Nathan Ray Benfield, 92, was born in Jester March 5, 1925 to Richard and Janie Belle Benfield. He passed away Aug. 16, 2017 at the Clyde W. Cosper Veterans Home in Bonham.
Nathan served in the United States Navy at the end of World War II.
He was very proud to have served as a Navy CB at Pearl Harbor. He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone after 33 years of service. In retirement, he was involved in Good Sam's, square dancing and the Volunteer Christian Builders. He was a member of First Baptist Church.
Daddy loved to water ski with his daughter and ride horses with his son. He loved horses and worked hard as a boy to buy his first. He loved to ride and did so until he was 87. His family was the most important thing in his life. He will be greatly missed.
He was proceeded in death by his Mother and Father, his older brothers Loyce and Edwin, younger sisters Jeanette, Zonell, and Wanda.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Geline; daughter, Pam Morris; son, Garry Benfield (Suzanne). He deeply loved his grandchildren, Mitzi Thomas, Sandi Hunter, Nathan Benfield and Hannah Estell. His great-grandchildren brought him joy, Taylor Hoskins, Hayden Lacey, Emily Hammer, Kennedy Benfield, Adelynn Estell and Cooper Benfield. He was recently introduced to his great-great-granddaughter Kinsley Dunn. He had a special place in his heart for sister-in-law, Betty Benfield.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 at Oakwood Cemetery with son, Rev. Garry Benfield and Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating.
Interment with military honors will follow the service.
Pallbearers will Nathan Benfield, Hayden Lacey, Paul Benfield, Ty Conner, Dale Farmer, and Dennis Anderson. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Senior Men's Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Corsicana.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Missions Fund at First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Doris (Bennett) Ragan-Johnson
July 24, 1933 - Aug 18, 2017
 
Doris Ragan Johnson, 84, was born in Streetman, July 24, 1933 to J.T. Bennett and Goldie Bennett Winters. She passed peacefully Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 in The Woodlands surrounded by loved ones.
Doris married Bueford Ragan Sept. 24, 1945, and was married to him 48 years before his death in 1995. In later years, Doris married Walter E. Johnson and spent seven happy years together prior to Walter's death in 2009.
Doris retired from Collins Street Bakery where she worked as a supervisor in the mailroom for 30 plus years. Prior to that she worked at the Texan Glove Factory and Adam's Hats.
Two beautiful granddaughters were the delight of Doris and she loved every minute she spent with them, and was so very proud of each of them and their accomplishment. Family was the heart of her and she enjoyed her last year surrounded by those that loved her as she battled complications of diabetes and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, husbands and only son, Ronnie Lee Ragan.
She leaves behind her daughter, Marjetta Spriggs (Ricky) and daughter-in-law, Rose Mary Ragan; granddaughters, Leigh Ann Ragan Anderson (Ronny), Stacy Spriggs (Clint Wade) and Richard Herling (June.) Brother Charles Bennett, Dear loyal friends Benny Coburn, Ida and MH Blue and Rosie and Russell Maiville and numerous other family members and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat with Brother Randy Miller officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to National Diabetes Foundation or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, August 19, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Bonnie Bueford Ragan & Walter Earl Johnson, Jr;  d/o James T. Bennett and Goldie (Blaine) Bennett-Winters

Sammy Hugh Ivy, Sr.
Aug 13, 1941 - Aug 7, 2017
 
Sammy H. Ivy Sr., 75, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. He was born Aug. 13, 1941 in Eden, Texas to Bill and Willie B. Gentry. He was an antique dealer for many years, and had several other hobbies which included making jewelry and leaded glass shades. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice E. Ivy; his parents, Bill and Willie Ivy; sister, Velma Williams; and brothers, Jack and Joe Ivy. He is survived by his son, Sammy H. Ivy Jr. and wife Cynthia of Corsicana; daughters, Elizabeth Duckworth of Ennis and Paula Watson and husband Wayne of Corsicana; granddaughters, Ashley Johnston and husband Travis of Garland and Rebecca Ivy of New York; grandsons, Jason Lee Watson, Dalton Watson, and Benjamin Watson of Corsicana; and four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Lain Teel officiating.

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Harmon Duane "Buddy" Noblett
Nov 6, 1935 - July 30, 2017
 
H.D. "Buddy" Noblett, 81, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at his residence in Corsicana. He was born on Nov. 6, 1935 in Tyler to Roy Miller Noblett and Edith Mae (Robbins) Noblett. Buddy was a great example of honesty, integrity, and loyalty. He was extremely smart, funny, and an avid reader. The love and dedication he devoted to his family, work, and employees were unmatched. He began working with electric motors in 1951 and trained hundreds of people in his field throughout his career. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve for eight years. He owned and operated Electrico, Inc. in Corsicana for 32 years. He loved to work hard, so much so, that the love of his profession became his hobby. He once said that Electrico would be his legacy. Buddy was the first civilian recipient nationwide of penicillin at age nine for treatment of osteomyelitis in Houston. He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy Miller Noblett and Edith Mae (Robbins) Noblett; brother, Allan James Noblett; sister, Rhoda Emily Noblett; and daughter, Kelley Jeanne Snead. He is survived by his wife, Janet R. Noblett; daughter, Kristi Ritson; sons, Mark Allan Noblett and Todd Gipson; grandchildren, Rachel Ritson, Jennifer Ritson, Morgan Ritson, Emma Claire Snead, Matthew Noblett, Michael Noblett, and Ben Gipson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 at Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Buddy's memory can be made to The First United Methodist Church of Corsicana, American Cancer Society, or the Salvation Army.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, August 5, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Phyllis Jeanne (Sallee) Noblett ,Linda Diane (Wade) Noblett and Janet R. Noblett; s/o Roy Miller Noblett & Edith Mae (Robbins) Noblett

Ellen Jeanne (Willard) Adair
June 19, 1932 - July 28, 2017
 
Ellen Jeanne Willard Adair, 85 of Corsicana, was called to be with her family in heaven July 28, 2017. Ellen Jeanne was born June 19, 1932 in the family home in Corsicana. She was the fifth child of the late J.G. and Clara Fuller Willard. She attended Corsicana schools, graduating from Corsicana High School in 1949. She attended Navarro College, The University of Texas, Austin, received an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Weatherford College, and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos. She was elected a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration, Southwest Texas State University Chapter. She worked for the Federal Civil Service in data processing and administration, retiring after 31 years in January 1993 from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia where she was Chief, Personnel Systems Manager-Civilian. Ellen Jeanne was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Corsicana and served on the administrative board as recording secretary, older adults coordinator, altar guild, focus on member writer, delegate to the Central Texas Annual Conference and a certified lay speaker. She was a member of the United Methodist Women (UMW) and served on the Executive Committee as Secretary of Program Resources, vice-president and secretary. She also served Circle Two as secretary and leader. She was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class and served as vice president and secretary/treasurer. She was a volunteer for Hospice of Mercy and was Hospice of Mercy Navarro County Volunteer of the Year, 1996. She was a member of the James Blair Chapter, DAR and served as treasurer for several terms. Ellen Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Gordon, Gradon and Nevin Willard; her sister Margaret Hensley and her son Dr. Roger Willard Adair. She is survived by her daughters Margaret Morris of Cartersville Georgia and Jackie-Jo and husband Mark Cunningham of Glen Rose; grandchildren Dr. Kevin Cunningham and his wife Jennifer Cunningham of Eastland, Jaime-Jo Cunningham of Edwards, Colorado, Joshua and his wife Nancy Morris of Exeter, New Hampshire, Morgan and his wife Megan Morris of Rome, Georgia, Scott and his wife Courtney Morris, Alexandria, Kentucky; great-grandchildren Addy Cunningham, Ana Cunningham, Brody Morris, Gradon Morris, Lilley Morris, Grayson Morris and a great grandson due in September; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. A celebration of life services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at Corsicana First United Methodist Church with Reverend Nancy Shusler officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family invites those wishing to make a memorial donation to send their contributions to the First United Methodist Church, Corsicana or the charity of their choice.

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Grover Pearson
Jan 2, 1925 - Jul 30, 2017
 
Grover Pearson, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather went to meet his Lord and Savior Sunday, July 30, 2017. Grover was born Jan. 2, 1925 in Big Hill, Teas to Fred Ben and Mary Alice Pearson. Grover graduated from Reagan High School in the spring of 1942 and joined the Navy to support the Country he loved and to protect it from the Axis Powers. He did basic training in San Diego, California. Upon completion of basic training he was transferred to several different training posts across the Country for training as an aviation gunner/radioman and upon qualification as a flight aviation radioman was assigned to the USS San Francisco. For two and a half years he served in the submarine patrol off the West Coast. His ship was then sent to sea and participated in several raids in the western Pacific which included the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. His plane was the first and only air cover for the first group of Marines who invaded Okinawa that Easter Sunday morning of 1945. After the Peace Treaty was signed, his ship was assigned "Show of Force" duty along the east coast of Asia. This area extended from south of the Philippians north to Port Arthur, Russia. He was awarded four metals during his service in the Navy. His ship, the USS San Francisco, received more battles stars than any other ship of its size/class and was the only ship in the history of mankind where two of its crewmen were awarded our Nation's highest award, the Congressional Medal of Honor, in one battle. Grover was honorable discharged from the Navy in January 1946. After his military service Grover returned to Texas and enrolled in Texas Wesleyan College then transferred to North Texas State College. While a student at North Texas, he was a member of the drama group College Players, a member of the Falcon's Fraternity and lettered two years in track. Grover often joked that many times he was tempted to quit school, but was afraid that if and when he met up with any of his ship buddies from the war he'd be the only one that didn't finish college so he stuck it out. When Grover attended his first ship reunion in the 1980's, he discovered he was the only one of all his buddies that did finish college. While at North Texas he attended church at Polytechnic Baptist Church in Fort Worth with a friend from North Texas who lived in Ft. Worth. There he met the love of his life. Pollye Ruth West. They were married Nov. 3, 1950. Upon graduation from North Texas with his Bachelor's of Science in Education Degree, Grover taught and coached at the junior high in Nocona for three and a half years, then at the high school in McKinney for one year and in 1955 began his 14 years at Carter Riverside High School in Fort Worth as a teacher, coach and counselor. While at Carter Riverside, he introduced the "no pass - no play" rule in 1956; 29 years before it became a state mandate. During his 14 years in Fort Worth ISD he was chosen to serve on a five-member writing team that compiled the first biology laboratory manual to be used in the FWISD. Grover continued his own education while teaching and earned his Master's in Education and his Counselor and Administrator's certifications. As a high school counselor, he was the first counselor to register students using a computer in the FWISD. In 1969, he was hired by the Corsicana ISD to be the principal at Corsicana High School. While employed by CISD he made the suggestion that those running for the Corsicana School Board "run for a designated place" rather than "at large." Grover was a very active member of First Baptist Church. He was on the Board of Deacons for 45 years and served as the Director of the Senior Adult Sunday School Department for over 25 years. When Grover retired from teaching, he began selling and appraising real estate. He served as president of the Navarro County Board of Realtors and was a board member of The Navarro County Appraisal District. He was active in the Lion's Club for over 20 years and served as president. He was active in the Navarro County Republican Party and served many years as a Polling Place Judge. He also spent many years as a volunteer at the Navarro County Food Pantry. Grover was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years Pollye Ruth West Pearson; his parents, Fred and Alice Pearson; brother, Billy Wayne Pearson and sisters, Mary Ben Pearson and Lee Pearson. He is survived by daughters, Karen Compton and husband Jim of Corsicana, Amy Gotcher and husband Pat of Ft. Worth; grandchildren, Ellen Compton Carter and husband Charles of Mabank, Kimberly Gotcher of Ft. Worth, West Gotcher and wife Leanne of Houston and Amy-Paige Gotcher of Houston; great grandchildren, Emmalee and James Carter of Mabank, and Olivia and Baby Boy Gotcher of Houston; sister Nell Pearson of Edinburg; sister-in-law Nell Gilmer of Ft. Worth and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. A family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 at Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel, 3100 White Settlement Road Ft Worth, Texas 76107. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations to the Navarro County Food Bank be made in Grover's name. The family wishes to thank the staff of Brookdale Assisted Living Center and Providence Hospice for all the love and care they so lovingly gave to Grover and his entire family.

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Marvin Wilson Campbell Sr.
Apr 29, 1940 - July 31, 2017
 
Marvin W. Campbell Sr. of Streetman passed away July 31, 2017 at the age of 77 years. He was born in Texarkana and also lived in the Modesto, California area for many years. Marvin always enjoyed fishing and hunting and there wasn't anything he couldn't build or repair, he was a man of vision. He is survived by his wife, Diana Campbell of Streetman; his sons Marvin Campbell Jr. of Racine, Wisconsin; Michael Campbell of Seattle, Washington and Martin Campbell of Washougal, Washington; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 6, 2017 at the New Hope Baptist Church located at 581 FM Rd, 416 in Streetman. He will be greatly missed by each and every person whose lives he touched.

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Kent Randall
Jun 13, 1940 - Aug 1, 2017
 
Mr. Kent Randall, age 77, of Purdon passed away Tuesday Aug. 1, 2017 at his home on the land that he so loved with his family holding his hands. He was born June 13, 1940 in Winslow, Arizona to Richard C. and Fontella Randall. Kent was born and raised in Winslow, Arizona. He was the oldest of six kids. While he was in school he spent many summers helping his Grandparents and Uncles in Utah on their farm. He graduated from Winslow High School in 1958. He worked as a ranch hand for a ranch outside of Winslow before attending Arizona State University. Before finishing college he enlisted in the Navy. He was stationed on the USS Lenawee home ported in San Diego where he met his wife Judi. Kent's honorable discharge was June 7, 1966. Kent and Judi married June 29, 1966. They moved to Dallas in Jan. 1967. Kent then went to work for the aircraft company LTV. He retired from there in 1997 after 30 years of service. He also worked and supported Judi in her H&R Block offices. Upon retirement he lived the rest of his life as he had always dreamed as a Cowboy and Rancher. Kent was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed traveling and dancing for many years, until his battle with cancer became more than he could fight. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mom, Mary Randall and brother Bob Randall. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judi Randall; sons, Rusty Randall and wife, Brandi, John Bishop and wife, Debbie and Donnie Bishop. Kent is also survived by his grandchildren; Rian Randall, Bethani Lindsey, Mason Wear, Michael Randall, Jason Wear and Sean Bishop. He is also survived by his siblings; Bill Randall and wife, Shanna, Mike Randall and wife, Shelia, Betty Rogers, and Doris Wilcox and brother-in-law Bill Cooper. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Solan Bailey officiating. Honorary pall bearers are Mike Beacom, Blake Swadley, Mike Coleman, James Greer Edwin Rogers, Daniel Thompson and Jeremy Scruggs. The family wants to thank Dr. Ronald Rodriguez and the entire staff of Hand N Hand Hospice for their care during this time. Live webcasting for the Kent Randall service will begin at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. You can watch the service live by clicking on the webcasting link.

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Douglas Kevin Hill
Dec 5, 1970 - Apr 30, 2017
 
Kevin Hill passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Kevin was surrounded by the love of his family and peacefully left us to be welcomed into the arms of our Heavenly Father. Kevin was born Dec. 5, 1970 in Wortham to Howard and Connie Hill.
Kevin loved the Bible verse Psalm 23 and The Lord's Prayer and talked about being saved many times to his friends and family. He also enjoyed playing his guitars, cooking out with friends and fishing, but most of all he loved his family and being a papa. Kevin loved telling stories and making people laugh and had a huge smile, but his heart was even bigger. He was always willing to help a friend or anyone that was in need. Kevin was a loving son, Father, Brother, Uncle and Friend and will be missed by everyone that knew him. He will forever be in our hearts and will never be forgotten.
Kevin was preceded in death by his loving grandparents Clyde and Edna Cobb of Corsicana, Douglas and Joan Hill of McAllen and his Uncle Dale McCain of Marietta, Ohio.
He leaves behind his loving wife Tina; mother and step-father Bill and Connie Little and father Howard Hill; sister Sherri and husband Robert Jaecks and step-brother Rick Denton; children Madison and husband Matt Speed, Britney and husband Jon-Erik Lenart and Mackenzie Hill; special niece Skyler and husband Tommy Strong; grandchildren Atticus Speed, Layla Lenart; great nephew Thomas Strong; aunts Karen McCain, Charlotte Watson and Cynthia and husband Marshall Helms; uncle Fred Brown; sister-in-law Marlisa Emmons; brother-in-law Tracey Renfrow; mother-in-law Marguerite Kitchen; numerous cousins and many other family members as well. Kevin also leaves behind longtime friends David Gryder, Stephen Linex, Stacey Henderson, Mike Bell and many more.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 5, 2017 at Corley Funeral home and graveside services to follow at 1 p.m. at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Bro. Johnathan Simons officiating.
Pallbearers will be Stacey Henderson, Stephen Linex, Matt Speed, Les Collins, Robert Jaecks and Tommy Strong. Honorary pallbearers are David Gryder, Freddie Gryder and Mike Bell.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association for those desiring to do so.

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Irene Mary (Sittre) Sikes
Nov 21, 1925 - Apr 27, 2017
 
Irene Mary Sittre Sikes of Corsicana passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Cortez, Colorado at the age of 91. She was born on Nov. 21, 1925 in Rio Medina to Joseph Edwin Sittre and Josephine Karm Sittre. Irene married Odis Robert Sikes Jan. 25, 1949 and was a homemaker raising their children. She worked for Hagger Slacks during the mid-1960's and went back to school to receive her GED and then went to nursing school at Navarro College and worked as a nurse in private home care and at the Leisure Lodge Nursing Home.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers Jacob Sittre, Robert Sittre and Walter Sittre; sister Marguerite Todd and her husband Odis Robert Sikes Sr.
Irene is survived by her sons; Odis Robert Sikes Jr. of Yellow Jacket, Colorado and Billy Mack Sikes and wife Deborah of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; Kristina Inabinet, Kimberly Hutchins, Mary Matteson Sikes, Jordan Kaiser, Joshua Sikes, Matthew Sikes and Sophia Gray and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Griffin- Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2017 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home officiated by Odis Sikes Sr., Billy Mack Sikes and Shirley Derden.
Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with pallbearers being Matthew Sikes, Jacob Cook, John Inabinet, Ronald Sikes, Elvin Sikes and Cliff Sikes. Honorary pallbearer will be Joshua Sikes.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Mike Guerrero "M.G." Lopez
Jun 13, 1931 - May 3, 2017
 
Mike G. Lopez, 85, of Corsicana passed away May 3, 2017 at Trisun Care Center.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017 in the House of Praise Church of God in Corsicana with Pastor Mark Lopez and Pastor Tim Schane officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Corley Funeral Home.
 

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Mike “M.G.” Lopez of Corsicana, TX was born June 13,1931 to Miguel and Estanislada Guerrero Lopez in Forney, TX. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great, great grandfather. He married his childhood sweetheart and love of his life, Rebecca Escobedo on November 13, 1950. They celebrated 66 years of marriage together. He was a tileman by trade but enjoyed raising animals, building trailers, and buying and selling anything to make a deal. M.G. worked hard everyday of his adult life to provide for his family. He gave his life away loving and serving all those who knew him. He committed his life to Jesus Christ in 1959 and lived a faithful life committed to God, the church, and his family. He told everyone about Jesus. He was on his way to Heaven and believed everyone else should be, too. He lived his life on this earth to the fullest until the Lord called him to his eternal home on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

He is survived by his children and their spouses: Irene & Freddie Lopez of Barry, TX, Mike & Jessie Lopez of Corsicana, TX, Joe & Ruth Lopez of Corsicana, TX, Sylvia & Albert Padilla of Mabank, TX, Glen Chapman of Corsicana, TX, Sara & Ellis Hill of Dustin, OK, Rudy & Paula Lopez of Corsicana, TX, Mark & Sharon Lopez of Lewisville, TX.

Grandchildren: Mark Green, Nicky Evans & Clifford Arnett of Blooming Grove, TX, Monica & Joey Slade of Rice, TX, Joshua & Corina Lopez of Franklin, IN, Celia & Tom Thornton of Mexia, TX, Mike Lopez III of Rice, TX, David & Shanna Lopez of Rice, TX, Joe & Jessie Lopez of Princeton, TX, Lilia & Jeff Werner of Katy, TX, Lisa & Kevin Eubanks of Belton, TX, Melissa Stone of Belton, TX, Candace & Brian Heisserman of Corsicana, TX, Rebecca Johnston of Mabank, TX, Charlie & Melanie Padilla of Mansfield, TX, Sammy & Courtney Padilla of Gun Barrel City, TX, Greg & Aaren Padilla of Tulsa, OK, Rito Gallegos of Corsicana, TX, Tina Downs of Fort Worth, TX, Alisha & David Jackson of Fort Polk, LA, Alexis Hill and Cassidy Hill of Dustin, OK, Jordan & Alyssa of Corsicana, TX, Zachary of Frisco, TX, Ashly, Alex & Matthew of Corsicana, TX, Madison, Miquela, Elisha & Elise of Lewisville, TX.

Great Grandchildren: Taylor, Cavender, Riggin, Emma, Stoney, Justin, Maleana, Stewart, Ty, Mariah, Joey Jr, Emery, Gracie, Joshua Ray Jr., Donovan, Thomas, Madison, Jacob, Sloan, Sydney, Steven, Ethan, Genesis, Leo, JoAnna, John Taylor, Dakota, Makayla, Jenna, Jacksyn, Austin, Katelyn, Cash, Haley, Hayden, Holden, Olivia, Skyler, Isaiah, Gideon, Eli, Joseph, Cadence, Lyric, Jackson, Gavin and Ezra .

Great-Great Grandchildren: Kash, Miranda, Tuff, Aubrey Grace.

He was preceded in death by parents Miguel and Estanislada Lopez, brothers Henry, Pete, and Mingo; sisters Martha, Angela, and Juana; children Rodolfo “Fito” and Anita; son-in-law, Rito Gallegos Sr.; granddaughter Danielle.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 3:00pm at House of Praise Church of God of Corsicana. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Daddy, Grandpa, we love you, we know where you are and we know how to get there. See you soon!
 


Jonnette (Zug) Ermiger
Sept 30, 1943 - Jan 26, 2017

Jonnette Ermiger, 73, of Smith Street, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at her home. She was born Sept. 30, 1943, in Salina, Kansas, she was the daughter of the late John and Dorothy Margaret (Rokey) Zug.
Jonnette was a graduate of Greenville High School in Texas. She furthered her education at East Texas State University, where she obtained her Bachelor Degree in Business and Psychology and later received her Master's Degree in Education.
Jonnette relocated to New York, where she was a buyer for D.J. Fashions in Baldwinsville. In 1981 she became an English teacher in Corsicana at Drane Middle School, where she was employed for many years before retiring. After retirement, she returned to New York.
She enjoyed making jewelry, antiques, painting and volunteering at the Warrensburg Historical Society.
Jonnette is survived by her daughter, Ashley Sherman; two grandchildren, Tessa and Jacob Sherman, all of Lake George; a sister, Dixie Parris and her husband, Tom; and a nephew, Jason Parris, all of Dallas.
Friends may call on Jonnette's family from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at Alexander Funeral Home, Inc., 3809 Main Street, Warrensburg, New York. A memorial service to celebrate her life will immediately follow the visitation, at 6 p.m., at the funeral home, followed by a gathering at 480 East Schroon River Rd., Warrensburg, New York.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations in Jonnette's memory to the Warrensburg Historical Society. -

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Samuel Washington
Sep 3, 1929 - Jan 2017

Pastor Samuel Washington, 87, of Dallas served as the pastor of New Hope M. B. C. in Kerens for 49 years. He was the founder and owner of Robert's Ready to Wear established in 1960.
He is survived by wife LaVerne Washington; sons Timothy Sr. and Samuel Jr., and daughters Lois Ann and Elizabeth (Carl).
Twilight services will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at St. Matthews B. C. in Lancaster. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at First B. C. in Kerens. A second funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 at Windy Hill B. C. Number two in Natchez, Mississippi.
In lieu of flowers make donations to Robert's Ready to Wear.

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Hulan Daniel Reeves
Apr 25, 1941 - Jan 27, 2017
 
Hulan Daniel Reeves, 75, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at Mullican Care Center in Savoy after a lengthy illness. He was born and raised in Corsicana and attended Corsicana High School.
Hulan joined the United States Army in 1961, going forward to earn medals in expert marksmanship and sharp shooter. He was transferred to USAR with a special security clearance. His top-notch unit was involved in the "Bay of Pigs" incident in 1961. He served three years and was honorably discharged in 1964 with many awards and medals. Hulan was a heavy vehicle operator and a courageous paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne division.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Fannie Mae Davis and Hulan P. Davis; mother Myrtis Davis Brown and step-father Louis D. Brown, Sr.; son Scott Reeves; step-brothers L.D. Brown, Jr., Kenneth Brown and Steven Brown.
Hulan is survived by his wife, Barbara Reeves of 30 years; son Matthew Reeves and wife Sara; daughter Reka Diaz; one sister Linda McDaniel and husband David; one brother Eddy Brown and wife Charlotte; nieces Lorie Free and Stacey McHaffey; step-daughter Rhonda Terry; step-son Johnny Avery; grandchildren Dusty Terry, Slade Terry, Justin Avery, Isabella Reeves, Josh Avery and Shana Barham along with many friends.
Memorial services are pending at this time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Citizen National Bank in Corsicana with the Hulan Reeves memorial account. Donations will be graciously accepted.

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Joyce Lee (McKenzie) Whistler
May 31, 1928 - Jan 29, 2017
 
Joyce Lee Whistler, 88, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 in her home. She was born on May 31, 1928 to Hal and Lucille McKenzie.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating the service will be Dr. Rick Lamb. Cremation will follow under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

 

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Joyce Lee Whistler, 88, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 in her home. She was born on May 31, 1928 to Hal and Lucille McKenzie.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating the service will be Dr. Rick Lamb. Cremation will follow under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
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Barbara Gail (Sanchez) Duke-Keating-Parr
Sep 14, 1954 - Jan 17, 2017
 
Barbara Sanches Parr passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 in Dallas. She was born on September, 14, 1954 in Corsicana.
A memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at Community Chapel in Corsicana.
 

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, January 21, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Parr 1st husband Jackson Lee “Jack” Duke married Aug. 18, 1973 2nd husband Kevin Edward Keating married Jul. 7, 1984 3rd husband Larry Martin Parr married Dec. 29, 1990; d/o Herman Lee Sanches & Betty Leta (Coker) Sanches

Cecil Howard "Bikie" Thomas, Jr.
July 8, 1953 - Jan 14, 2017
 
Cecil Howard "Bikie" Thomas, Jr. was born on July 8, 1953 to the parentage of the late Cecil Howard Thomas, Sr. and Cora Lee Thomas.
Cecil accepted Christ at an early age at Mt. Olive Baptist Church under the pastorship of Rev. E. C. Davis. He faithfully attended under watch care at North Star Fellowship in Irving under the leadership of Rev. Ray Albertson.
Cecil received his education from G.W. Jackson Elementary and J.R. High School and was a proud graduate of the class of 1972 from Corsicana High School. He was employed by Toyota Corporation, Lockheed Martin and retired from the City of Fort Worth.
Cecil was called home on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 after a long illness. On this day, 49 years ago his father passed away.
He was preceded in death by his father and two sisters, Jacqueline and Brynda Thomas.
He leaves to cherish his memories his mother Cora Lee Thomas; son, Marcus Thomas; daughters, Jackie Ealy (Marc,) and Hykemia Tate (Tate;) devoted friend Orestine Timmons; sisters, Sandra Haynes, Johnnie, Joy, Debra and Renee Thomas; brothers, Jefferey (Brenda,) Michael Gayland (Mary,) Danny, Terry Thomas (Thelma;) three grandchildren; two aunts, Shirley Ware and May Ola Oston; three uncles, R. C. "Jack," Johnny B. and Nathaniel Calhoun; another good friend and sister Andrewlene Thomas; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and a special family, the Jessie Family of Corsicana.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Corsicana with Rev. Alfred Cox, pastor and eulogist.

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Mary Martha (Franks) Northern
Jun 29, 1941 - Jan 19, 2017

Martha Northern, 75, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 at Twilight Home in Corsicana.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Franks officiating.

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Mrs. Mary Martha Northern, 75, of Corsicana passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Twilight Home in Corsicana. She was born on June 29, 1941 in Corsicana to Gene and Mary Franks.
She was affectionately known to many as “The Tax Lady”. She owned Northern Bookkeeping and Income Tax Service for over 30 years. She loved her business and her customers, spending many nights working past midnight. She was a tower of strength for all who knew her. She was generous to a fault to family and friends, always willing to help anyone that needed her. Her devotion to her husband and family knew no bounds.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; parents; brothers, Gene and Ray and a sister, Shirley.
She is survived by her sons, Donald, Jr., Aaron, and Lance Northern and wife Ondrea; daughter, Donise Northern; brothers, Roy and wife Patricia and Clyde and wife Shirley Anne and sisters, Glenda and husband Jerry and Sue; brother-in-law, Leonard Yarbrough; She leaves behind thirteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, as well as many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Franks officiating.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Twilight Home and Mercy Hospice for the loving care they provided in her final years.


Beth (Poore) Byrnes
Sept 1, 1928 - Jan 21, 2017
 
Beth Byrnes, 88, passed away in Corsicana on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Beth was born in Bridgeport on Sept. 1, 1928 to Roy and Lora Poore. She graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1946, and then attended Texas Women's University.
Beth married Robert Edward Byrnes on Aug. 29, 1948. Work initially took Beth and Robert to various cities in Texas, they eventually settled in Abilene to raise their children. Beth was a wonderful stay-at-home mom and was very involved in all the kids' activities.
She and Robert would later move to Corsicana where she worked in administrative positions for Corsicana Federal Savings and Loan, the Navarro County Board of Realtors and Century 21 Real Estate.
Beth was adventure-bound in all aspects of her life. She loved to garden, cook, repair antique furniture, paint, read, and especially to travel. Her travels took her to many states and countries, including Colorado, Utah, Vermont, England, France, Germany, Italy, Costa Rica and Jamaica. She also loved and babied her pets and all her unofficial grandchildren who also called her "Grandma." Beth was truly a memory-maker and made life fun.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert Byrnes; son Mark Byrnes; son-in-law Eddie York; sister Cleo Boulware and her husband J.B.; and nephew John Boulware.
She is survived by two daughters Vicki Byrnes and Kay York; two grandchildren Trace Byrnes and his wife Tammy, and Chris St. Clair; four great grandchildren Morgan, Aeron, Joshua and Justyn; nephew Larry Boulware, his daughter, Mary Ann; niece Paula Brussow, her husband Jerry and their children; Doris Boulware, spouse of her nephew, John Boulware, and their children.
Beth exemplified the best a person could be. All who knew her loved her to the moon and back. She will be greatly missed.
Beth was cremated. At her request, her family will celebrate her life this summer at a memorial gathering in Durango, Colorado.

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Tommy Ray Ragan
Dec 9, 1942 - Feb 3, 2017
 
Tommy Ray Ragan, 74, of Waco passed away Feb. 3, 2017. He was born Dec. 9, 1942 in Woodlawn, California to Kenneth Ragan and Koretta White Ragan. He was a minister at Crown of Thorns Church in Mildred.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Ragan of Waco; children, Tonya and Brad Elmore of Mildred, Tony and Sandra Ragan of Waco, Craig and Karen Bennett of Dallas, Tracy, Rona and Sherry. He is also survived by four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Robert Gurney
Dec 24, 1939 - Nov 18, 2016

Robert Gurney 76, former resident of Corsicana, died peacefully on Friday Nov 18, 2016. He was surrounded by family at the home of his eldest daughter in Waverly, IA.

The son of Alexander and Mary Elizabeth Gurney, Robert was born in Sunderland, England December 24, 1939. He lived with four younger brothers and would later serve in the Royal Airforce as a paratrooper. Robert eventually became an engineer and would pursue this career after moving to the United States.

Robert settled in Chicago, IL where he met and married Jacyra "Jackie" Marques on July 18, 1964. The couple were blessed with a loving marriage lasting over 52 years, five children, and eight grandchildren. In that time, Robert and Jackie's life would have them relocate to Fairfield, IA, on to Corsicana, TX, back up to Lake Bluff, IL and eventually Bluffton, SC after Robert retired.

Robert was preceded in death by his mother and father.

Robert is survived by his wife Jackie Gurney, his daughter Maria and her husband Richard (children Derek and Rachel), his son Robert David Gurney, his daughter Susan and her husband Eric (children Gabrielle and Claire), his daughter Jennifer and her husband Dallas (children D.J. and Walker), his son Peter and his wife Heather (children Aspen and Sienna), his brother Alec and wife Pauline, his brother Colin and wife Pauline, his brother Adrian and wife Lynn, and his brother Steven with wife Yvonne.

A funeral will be held at Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church (31 Saint Gregory Drive, Bluffton, SC 29909) on Friday February 17th 2017 at 10:30 am.

Condolences may be sent to: 104 Emery Drive, Waverly, IA 50677

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to:
South Carolina Commission for the Blind: (843) 852-4225 and the American Cancer Society

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James Wilson, Jr.
abt 1936 - Jan 31, 2017

James Wilson, Jr., 80, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be held at 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb.10, 2017 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Funeral services are set to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at Genesis Full Gospel Outreach Ministries located at 515 N. 5th Street with his brother, Pastor David E. Wilson, officiating. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Peter McDonald, Sr.
Apr 10, 1929 - Feb 6, 2017
 
Peter McDonald, Sr., 87, passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 in Corsicana. He was born April 10, 1929 in Corsicana.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Catherine McDonald; siblings John Edward, Jimmy, Sam, Booker, Preston and Willie Edna McDonald Maps.
He is survived by Jerline McDonald; sons Peter (Victoria) of Greer, South Carolina; daughters Doris J. (Marvin) Carroll of Corsicana and Regina McDonald Gregory of Arlington; brothers Bobby (Yvonne) McDonald of Plano and Joe Nathan Brown of Corsicana; Sisters Jerline Campbell of Los Angeles, California and Athee Wadley of Arlington and a host of loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at Scott Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Dairy Johnson, Sr.
Pallbearers will be Booker T. McDonald, Jr., Alex Davis, George McDonald, Ricky Roberts, Manny Higgins and Harold McDonald.
Honorary pallbearers include Marvin Carroll, Bobby J. Ingram, Sherman Carter, Roy Gregory, David Chaney, Michael Hightower and Wilbert Haney.
Memorials may be made to American Red Cross, Navarro County Auxiliary Sheriff, Corsicana Independent School District; California Consolidated School System Teach/Coach, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, City of Corsicana Parks and Recreation, U.S. Army Corporal and Navarro County Court Foreman.
Arrangements made by Scott Funeral Home

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Sarah Ann DeMoss
Aug 16, 1942 - Feb 7, 2017

Sarah Ann DeMoss, 74, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born Aug.16, 1942 in Corsicana. She worked most of her life in health care taking care of the elderly. Nanny loved her grandchildren and her pets. She will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by son-in-law, Duane Carpenter.
She is survived by her husband, Buddy DeMoss of 54 years; daughter, Pam Carpenter of Mildred; son, Bubba DeMoss and wife Sonya of Richmond; granddaughters Ella and Chloe DeMoss of Richmond; grandson Rowdy Carpenter and wife Kim of Purdon; great-grandsons, CJ, Cahl, Colt and Coldyn Horn of Tenaha; sister-in-law, Sue Smith of Mildred and numerous nieces and nephews.
"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away." (ESV, Revelation 21:4)
Memorial Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at the Cowboy Church of Corsicana with Pastor Jeremy Mink officiating.

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George Gilbert Frocke, Jr.
Jan 17, 1944 - Feb 8, 2017
 
George Gilbert Frocke, Jr. ,73, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. He was born Jan. 17, 1944 in Washington, D.C. to George Gilbert Frocke, Sr. and Hildred LaHue Link Frocke.
He was drafted while working for the Library of Congress and was stationed at Fort Sam Houston at Brooke Army Medical Center.
In San Antonio, he met Martha Louise Bennett and they married in 1968. In 1971 the army granted his honorable discharge. He worked in the engineering division of the City of Dallas Water Department for 34 years, during which he became Subdivision Contracts Administrator in Engineering. He helped rewrite Chapter 49 of the Dallas City Code and received numerous Outstanding Employee awards during his career.
In 1999 he was inducted into the International "Who's Who" of Professional Management. After retiring in 2002, he was hired back as a consultant until 2009, and in 2006 his name was placed on the City of Dallas Wall of Honor. He was on the board of the Selective Service System from 2002 to 2012.
George grew up a Lutheran and later was baptized in the Baptist church. He enjoyed singing in the choir at Lakewood and Northlake churches in Dallas, and was a member of Northside in Corsicana. His interests included geo-caching, woodworking, metal detecting and genealogy. He loved driving sports cars, traveling back to see his family in Charles Town, West Virginia, and exploring sites of interest there and in surrounding states.
George is survived by his wife of 48 years, Martha Bennett Frocke; their daughter, Celeste Frocke; sisters, Gail Spoto and Patricia Roll; brothers-in-law Fred Roll and Gary Bennett; sister-in-law Sondra Bennett; nieces Doris Roll Bauer and husband Jeff, Susan Spoto, Deborah Spoto Gaito and husband Todd; nephews Michael Roll and wife Paula, Matthew Bennett and Jake Bennett; great-nieces Andrea Roll Waite and husband Cody, Caitlin Roll, Hunter Roll; and great-nephew Robert.
There will be no visitation or funeral at this time. He wished for his ashes to be taken to West Virginia. A memorial service will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at the Frocke home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Northside Baptist Church.

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James Arthur "Jim" Kuhlmann
Sep 1, 1931 - Feb 24, 2017

Mr. James "Jim" Arthur Kuhlmann, 85, of Corsicana passed away at his home Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. He was born in Smackover, Arkansas to Leighton Vane and Lucille Muckelrath Kuhlmann, Sept. 1, 1931. He gave his heart to Jesus when he was a young man and graduated from Pearl River Junior College in his early 20's. He continued his education at the University of Houston earning his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting.
Jim, as known by his friends, worked for Getty Oil Company for many years, spending eight years in Kuwait. While working in the Mid-east, he and his wife, Joyce, visited countries throughout the Mid-east and Europe. Jim retired at age 55, and together, he and Joyce, her sister and brother-in-law, Carol Ann and John Borden, toured the National Parks throughout the United States. They enjoyed visiting family and friends from Michigan, the Deep South all the way to California.
He was preceded in death by both his parents, and his brothers, Reginald Douglas Kuhlmann, Melvin Donald Kuhlmann and Preston Lee Kuhlmann.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Joyce Jean Whisenant Kuhlmann; his daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Ann and John Powell; his son James Douglas Kuhlmann; his son and daughter-in-law, Donald Wayne and Sue Kuhlmann; his nine grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; his brother and sister-in- law, Kenneth Kerry and Myra Kuhlmann; his sister, Eulema Lucille Kuhlmann and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27 at the First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Louisiana. Services followed at 1 p.m. with Pastor Danny Keys officiating.
Interment was held at the Montgomery Cemetery, on Old River Road under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.
Pallbearers were Jared Kuhlmann, Stephen Borden, Johnny Borden, Vane Kuhlmann, Sammy Bass and Kade Kuhlmann. Honorary pallbearers were Jacob Kuhlmann and Jalen Kuhlmann.
In lieu of flowers, James asked for donations to be made to the Shriners Hospital for children, internet web address is shrinerhospital.org or Saint Jude Childrens Hospital at StJude.org.

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Rev. Roy J. Bostick
Dec 13, 1932 - Feb 22, 2017

Rev. Roy J. Bostick, 84, of Corinth, Mississippi, began his eternal life with his Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. He was born in Ennis December 13, 1932 to the late James Roy and Auda Bostick.
Bro. Roy was a retired Baptist minister, serving churches in Texas, Tennessee and North Mississippi over his 60 year ministry of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Those left to honor Bro. Roy's memory include his children, Dr. Randy Bostick and wife Sharon, Rhonda English and husband Billy and Renea Malone and husband Jerry all of Corinth, Miaaiaaippi; seven grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren, Ginger Bostick Williams and husband Ritchie and their children Mallie Kate, John Rilee, Hayden Konnor and Kyler of Corinth, April Marie Bostick Braddock and husband Steven and thier children Bostick "Boss", Taylor and Macy of Corinth, Reid Bostick and wife Hayli and their son Bennett Royce of Guys, Tennessee, Bruce English and daughter Kalei of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Ashley English Quinn and husband Benjamin and thier children, Emma Claire, Camp, Dawson and Fletcher of Youngsville, North Carolina, Chelsey Marie Malone McCarley and husband Chad and their children, Brayden and Heidi Marie of Dayton, Tennessee, and Austin Malone and wife Ashley and son Abram of Baldwyn, Mississippi; his brothers-in-laws E.B. Gilliam and Hubert Stiewert and his sister-in-law Alice Bostick all of Texas; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and wife of 65 years Helen Marie Gilliam Bostick of Corinth, Mississippi, his brother Jimmy Bostick and his sister, Patsy Bostick both of Texas.
Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Funeral services were held from 11 a.m. with a celebration of Bro. Roy's life following at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at Oakland Baptist Church in Corinth, Mississippi. The service was officiated by his son, Dr. Randy Bostick.
Interment followed in Farmington Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers include his grandsons, Reid Bostick, Austin Malone, Ritchie Williams, Steven Braddock, Benjamin Quinn, Bruce English, Chad McCarley and John Rilee Williams. Magnolia Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Oakland Baptist Church Building Fund, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Anchor Church Ministries - Tupelo.

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Helen Marie (Gilliam) Bostick
May 6, 1933 - Feb 19, 2017

Helen Marie Gilliam Bostick, 83, of Corinth, Mississippi, began her eternal life with her Lord on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 at Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Kerens May 6, 1933 to the late William DeWitt and Deedie Gilliam.
Those left to honor Helen's memory include her high school sweetheart and husband of 65 years: Rev. Roy J. Bostick of Corinth, Mississippi; her children Dr. Randy Bostick and wife Sharon, Rhonda English and husband Billy and Renea Malone and husband Jerry all of Corinth, Mississippi; seven grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren, Ginger Bostick Williams and husband Ritchie and their children, Mallie Kate, John Rilee, Hayden Konnor and Kyler of Corinth, April Marie Bostick Braddock and husband Steven and their children, Bostick "Boss," Taylor and Macy of Corinth, Reid Bostick and wife Hayli and son Bennett Royce of Guys, Tennessee, Bruce English and daughter Kalei of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Ashley English Quinn and husband Benjamin and their children, Emma Claire, Camp, Dawson and Fletcher of Youngsville, North Carolina, Chelsey Marie Malone McCarley and husband Chad and their children Brayden and Heidi Marie of Dayton, Tennessee, and Austin Malone and wife Ashley and son Abram of Baldwyn, Mississippi; her brother: E.B. Gilliam and wife Judy of Tomball; brother-in-laws, Hubert Stiewert of Carmine,; her sister-in-law, Alice Bostick of Corsicana; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sisters Faye Turner, Jude Long, Edith Smith, Betty Cox and Margaret Stiewert; her brothers J. T. Gilliam, Arvil Gilliam, Jack Gilliam, and E. L. Gilliam.
Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Celebration of Helen's life was held at 11 a.m. with a service to follow at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at Oakland Baptist Church in Corinth, Mississpi. The service was officiated by her son Dr. Randy Bostick.
Interment followed at Farmington Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers include her grandsons Reid Bostick, Austin Malone, Ritchie Williams, Steven Braddock, Benjamin Quinn, Bruce English, Chad McCarley and John Rilee Williams. Magnolia Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Oakland Baptist Church Building Fund, St.Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Anchor Church Ministries - Tupelo.

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Jimmie Darlene (Jackson) Howell
Nov 24, 1937 - Mar 6, 2017

Jimmie Darlene (Jackson) Howell, 79, of Dawson, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at her home.
Jimmie Darlene was born Nov. 24, 1937 in Dawson to Thomas Franklin Jackson and Eva Lorene (Nesmith) Jackson. She spent her early childhood in Dawson before the family moved to Lancaster where she graduated from high school and later attended business school in Dallas. Jimmie Darlene worked for St. Regis Paper Company in Dallas for over 28 years before retiring.
She had many hobbies including sewing by hand, quilting, genealogy and scrapbooking. Jimmie Darlene was loving and loyal to family and friends and was a source of comfort and joy to countless people to the end of her days.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Donald Lusk and her second husband, James Gilbreath.
Survivors include her brother, Harold Jackson and wife, Jackie; an aunt and uncle, Peggy and Billy Joe McCulloch; an aunt, Helen Widener; one niece; three great-nephews; one great-niece and many cousins and numerous friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 13 at Wade Funeral Home.
Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 14 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with interment to follow at Edgewood Cemetery in Lancaster. Pallbearers will be Scott Hadden, Brian Jackson, Don Nesmith, Tom Koonce, Harvey Herbert and Bill Howard.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Mary Ellen (Ferguson) Langford
Aug 16, 1930 - Mar 12, 2017

Our precious mother, mother-in-love, grandmother, sister and friend Mary Ellen Langford, age 86, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, March 12, 2017. God in His Greatness allowed her children to be at her side.
Mary was born Aug. 16, 1930 in Brandon to the late Lloyd and Gladys Ferguson. She married her High School sweetheart, James W. Langford, Dec. 18,1947. He preceded her in death in 2004. Most of their married life was spent in Corsicana.
Mary greatly enjoyed the roll of grandmother, Adam, Aaron, Ashlee and Micah were the loves of her life. She also loved crocheting and blessed family and friends with her wonderful talent. All who knew her loved her easy-going manner.
Mary is survived by son Walter and wife Kay of Temple, son Lynn and wife Joey of Keller; four grandchildren, Adam, Aaron, Micah Langford and Ashlee Brantley; four great grandchildren, Connor Brantley, Madelyn Langford, Harrison Langford and Tyler Bruns; brother Hugh Ferguson of Hillsboro; sisters Jane Ferguson of Hillsboro, sister Nancy Coffey of Ennis and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2017 at Brandon Cemetery with Pastor Darrel Phillips officiating.
We thank the staff of Marlandwood East in Temple for their love and care. Mary loved you and we know the love was returned.
"So now faith, hope and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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